About Me

I am currently a 2nd year PhD student in the Johns Hopkins University Cognitive Science program. suprevised by Leyla Isik and Michael Bonner.

Prior to coming to JHU, I was a research assistant at the National Institute of Mental Health working with Drs. Leslie Ungerleider and Maryam Vaziri-Pashkam. I received a BA in neuroscience from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 2017. My full CV is available here.

My great loves are hiking with my dog and boyfriend, cycling, cooking, reading, or taking care of my growing collection of house plants.

Research Interests

You may never have seen the chicken dance on the left, but you are easily able to interpret what is occuring. You also are able to make complex inferences about the relation of the two menโ€™s actions. How is the mind able to understand complex human actions and social interactions? I aim to address these types of questions by investigating human behavior and action representations in the human mind with neuroimaging and in computer vision systems with computational modeling.