I am a PhD student and NSF Research Fellow in the Social Cognitive Neuroscience Lab and Computational Social Neuroscience Lab at UCLA. My research explores the neural bases of our social and emotional worlds, with emphasis on a set of brain regions called the default network. To these ends, I use ECoG, EEG, and fMRI in conjunction with machine learning and statistical analyses.

Outside of science, I am passionate about socioeconomic issues, and participate in groups such as Black Lives Matter and the Democratic Socialists of America. I am also involved in the underground dance music scene in Los Angeles, and previously in Pittsburgh and Minneapolis.

Last updated: April 12, 2019