I am a Ph.D. student in Dr. Valerie Reyna's Laboratory for Rational Decision Making. My primary research interest is higher-order cognitive factors that impact decisions about alcohol and drug use (e.g. risk perception, decision framing, personal experience), with particular interest in the developmental transition away from active susbtance use disorders and into stable recovery.
Before coming to Cornell, I worked in treatment of adults with substance use disorders. From there I went on to complete my M.A. in Psychology at Wake Forest University in 2018, where I researched the impact of personal experience on risky decisions within the framework of fuzzy-trace theory. I earned my B.A. in English from U.C. Berkeley in 2008.
2018, M.A., Psychology, Wake Forest University
2008, B.A., English, University of California, Berkeley