About Me

I received my Bachelors of Science in Psychology from St. John Fisher College in 2011.  Shortly after graduation, I moved to California to begin graduate work in the Cognitive Psychology program at the University of California Santa Cruz.  I earned my M.S. in Psychology from UCSC in 2014, and am completing the final stages of my Ph.D. during the Fall 2016 term. I work with Dr. Travis Seymour in the Cognitive Modeling Lab.

Although much of my time is spent in the lab, I find a lot of joy in teaching.  This fall, I am splitting my time as a lecturer between UC Santa Cruz, California State University Monterey Bay, and Cabrillo College.   I have been extremely fortunate to meet and connect with so many unique undergraduate students, and am looking forward to getting to know even more students in the coming months!

Originally from the Finger Lakes Region of upstate New York, I currently live in Boulder Creek with my husband, Russell, and our cat, Starvin’ Marvin.  We enjoy hiking on the trails at the nearby Long Ridge and Skyline Ridge Open Space preserves, and attempting to grow vegetables in our garden.

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