About Me

I am a recent Ph.D graduate in cognitive psychology from the University of California, Santa Cruz. My primary area of focus is high-level visual perception and during graduate school I worked with Nicolas Davidenko in the Perception lab. I am trained in both experimental design and statistical analysis and have presented at many conferences, both as an undergraduate and a graduate student. My research interest is how people communicate with and perceive each other through digital media, especially newer forms (VR/AR). Currently, I am working on 5 projects focusing on face perception, CMC, and VR/AR. Visit my project page for more information.



Face Perception Expertise June 2019
How do people develop expertise in new digital contexts?
How does face realism or style mediate this expertise?
Doctor of Philosophy, Cognitive Psychology
University of California, Santa Cruz
Computer-Mediated Communication June 2016
How do we use face images to communicate through technology?
How do we use avatars to navigate social spaces?
Masters degree in Cognitive Psychology
University of California, Santa Cruz
Virtual and Augmented Reality 2012 – 2014
How do we perceive these new mediums? How do we use them to communicate?
In what ways do they enhance our social interactions?
BA in Intensive Psychology with honors
University of California, Santa Cruz