Born in Rajkot, India, I arrived in the US to pursue higher education in Psychology. After graduating from UCLA, I joined Cornell to work with Dr. Adam Anderson in the Psychology (formerly Human Development) department.
In my training to be an affective computational neuroscientist, I pursue research in nostalgia, nutrition, autobiographical memory, social sharing of emotions, and consciousness. Dubbed The Ratatatouille Moment, I am constructing a theoretical model on food-related nostalgia and examining its influence on homeostatic mechanisms using behavioural studies, neuroimaging, and machine learning.
Before joining Cornell, I worked with Dr. Matthew Lieberman and Dr. Naomi Eisenberger at UCLA. I was also a summer research assistant for Dr. Yi-qun Gan at Peking University and was trained by Dr. Elizabeth Hall and Sarah Gody at UCLA in clinical research.
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|2022 - 2023
I have served as a graduate teaching assistant (TA) for the following undergraduate courses:
PSYCH/COGSCI 2230 - Introduction to Behavioural Neuroscience (Prof. Tim DeVoogd)
HD3620 - Human Bonding (Prof. Cindy Hazan)
HD3490 - The Science of Well-Being (Prof. Anthony Ong)
I serve as a graduate student representative on the Psychology Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee (2021-2023)
I am the culture fellow for the Graduate and Professional Student Center at the Big Red Barn
I have received the 2022 Early Career Exemplary Service Award. For details on my extension and outreach activities, please see my CV.
2016, B.Sc., Cognitive Science with a Specialisation in Computing , University of California, Los Angeles