2015        Ph.D. Candidate, Clinical Psychology (Geropsychology Track)                   

  • Successfully defended dissertation 5/11/2016
  • University of Southern California
  • Advisor: Mara Mather, Ph.D.

Dissertation: Age-related differences in effort during emotion regulation: A pupillometry investigation

2013             M.A., Psychology

  • University of Southern California
  • Advisor: Mara Mather, Ph.D.

Thesis: Dedifferentiation of emotion regulation strategies in the aging brain

2009             B.S., Neuroscience & Psychology 

  • University of Pittsburgh
  • Graduated Summa Cum Laude

Thesis: Minimizing brain network damage via fMRI and Diffusion Weighted Imaging (DWI) in neurosurgical planning