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 Modeling Lab within the Psychology Department at the University of California Santa Cruz, advised by Dr. Travis Seymour.  I earned my M.S. in Psychology from UCSC in 2014, and completed my PhD in 2017.

During my time in the greater Bay Area, I developed a love for teaching and advising undergrads via work at UC Santa Cruz, California State University Monterey Bay, and Cabrillo College.  After 5+ years of West Coast living, including a stint in the small and adorable Santa Cruz Mountain town of Boulder Creek, it was time to return to Eastern Standard Time.

In December 2016, I relocated to my hometown in the Finger Lakes Region of upstate New York with my husband, Russell, and our cat, Starvin’ Marvin.  In an act of naive and enthusiastic ambition, we bought a neglected little farmhouse and have spent the last two years rehabilitating and renovating it (a gratifying and humbling endeavor).  I am an Assistant Professor of Psychology at my undergraduate alma mater, St. John Fisher College. This just so happens to be the best job on earth.

When I’m not teaching, doing science, or working on a home improvement project, I can be found in my vegetable garden, rolling in the grass with Kevin (our newly adopted beagle), or out for a very lengthy, very slow run (with the single goal of petting all the neighborhood dogs).