LIFE Fellow since 2023, University of Virginia
I am a doctoral student in Cognitive Psychology at the University of Virginia, working with James Morris and Jessica Connelly. My research examines how changes in social support among aging adults relate to resting state brain networks and epigenetic markers. I am also exploring the relationship between maternal speech patterns and infant development. Alongside my doctoral studies, I earned a Masters in Data Science from the University of Virginia, where I constructed models that use RNA splice junction profiles to classify tissue types. Prior to graduate school, I was a research fellow at the Yale Child Study Center and Seattle Children's Research Institute with Frederick Shic. I hold a B.A. in Psychology from Macalester College.