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Research Positions

University of Washington                 Seattle, Washington                  January 2015 – present
       ·  Post-doctoral Research Associate with Dr. Geoffrey Boynton and Dr. John Palmer
Humboldt University Berlin              Berlin, Germany                        January – November 2014
       ·  Post-doctoral researcher with Dr. Martin Rolfs at the Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience. 


New York University                         New York City                           September 2013  
       ·  Doctor of Philosophy, Cognition & Perception
       ·  Dissertation: “Feature-based attention across the visual field.”
       ·  Advisor: Dr. Marisa Carrasco
The University of Sydney                 Sydney, Australia                      July 2008
       ·    Master of Science (by research), Psychology
Thesis: “The effects of variable neural delays on visual perception and visuomotor timing.”
       ·    Advisor: Dr. Alex Holcombe
Yale College                                     New Haven, Connecticut          May 2007

       ·    Bachelor of Arts (with distinction, summa cum laude), Cognitive Science
       ·    Thesis: “Inattentional blindness, object persistence, and foveal inhibition.”
       ·    Advisor: Dr. Brian Scholl.

Grants, Honors and Awards

  • NIH Pathway to Independence Award (K99 EY029366), 2018-2020
  • Postdoctoral National Research Service Award (F32 EY026785), 2016-2018
  • OPAM Travel Award, 2017
  • Humboldt University Talent Travel Award, 2017
  • University of Washington Vision Training Grant (T32 EY007031), 2015
  • Fulbright Scholar (to Australia), 2007
  • Summa Cum Laude, 2007
  • Phi Beta Kappa, Fall 2006
  • Psi Chi Honor Society in Psychology
  • Richter Fellowship, Summer 2005
  • Yale College Dean’s Research Fellowship, Summer 2006

Teaching Experience

  • Instructor of “How to Build a Visual System” at the University of Puget Sound, Spring 2018.  I designed and co-taught this upper-level neuroscience class with two other postdocs. We were mentored in a pedagogy course called “Science Teaching Experience for Postdocs” at the University of Washington..
  • Supervisor of students in Undergraduate Research in Psychology, University of Washington, 2015-2017.
  • Instructor for "Perception," Psychology Department, New York University, Summer 2012
  • Teaching Assistant for "Perception," Psychology Department, New York University, Summer 2011
  • Teaching Assistant for "Lab in Developmental Psychology," Psychology Department, New York University, Fall 2009.
  • Teaching Assistant for "Perception," Psychology Department, New York University, Fall 2008
  • Lecturer in "Sensation and Perception," School of Psychology, University of Sydney, summer 2008.  
  • Volunteer tutor for SAT preparation at PS1 in Manhattan and for high school biology at East Side Community High School, 2009-2011

Invited talks

  • "Can you recognize two words at once?" University of Potsdam, September 2017.
  • "Spatial and feature-based attention in visual perception.” University of Colorado, May 2014.
  • "The interaction of spatial and feature-based attention.” University of Potsdam, April 2014.
  • "The interaction of spatial and feature-based attention.” Humboldt University Berlin, April 2014.
  • "Visual Awareness and the Brain." New York City Atheists Association, July 2012.

Ad hoc reviews:

  • Attention, Perception & Psychophysics
  • Brain Sciences
  • Current Biology
  • Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Journal of Neurophysiology
  • Journal of Experimental Psychology: General
  • Journal of Vision
  • Perception
  • PLoS One
  • Psychological Research
  • Psychological Science
  • Psychonomic Bulletin & Review
  • Vision Research

Other Research Experience

  • Yale College Dean’s Research Fellowship: Summer 2006: Vision science research at the Yale Perception and Cognition Lab  
  • Yuko Munakata, Professor of Psychology at the University of Colorado: Summer 2005: research on infant cognition at the C.U. Cognitive Development Center
  • Richter Fellowship: Summer 2005: Cognitive psychology research on rhesus monkeys at the Cayo Santiago Field Station, Punta Santiago, Puerto Rico.