I am interested in looking at psychosocial factors that impact stress processing throughout the course of normative and pathological development. I examine maladaptive stress responses such as self-harm and suicidality and look at neurobiological correlates of these responses such as brain activation and cortisol responses. I am interested in transitioning to employing more representative population level data to better answer these questions.
I received my undergraduate degree from Johns Hopkins University in Neuroscience and Psychology. I then worked as a post-bacc research assistant at the University of Pittsburgh department of Psychiatry. Now, I am a graduate student at the University of Minnesota's Clinical Science and Psychopathology Research program.