I am a PhD candidate and NSF Fellow in Jeroen Smaers's Macroevolutionary Anatomy lab at Stony Brook. I study the macroevolution of brain regions linked to representational memory with a focus on the entorhinal cortex. I employ phylogenetic comparative methods in conjunction with neuroanatomical measurements to model how these brain regions change in size and connectivity in different mammalian lineages.

From 2019-2020, I will be gathering data at the Universität Düsseldorf, Germany.


Research Program

Interdepartmental Doctoral Program in Anthropological Sciences (IDPAS)

(PhD Candidate)

Thesis: The evolution of the entorhinal cortex in primates

Stony Brook University

2016- present

Institute for Mind and Biology (Research Assistant)

Neurobiological basis for learned song  behavior in finches

Biological Anthropology and Japanese (Undergraduate)

Thesis: Sociolinguistic Ostracism of         

Japanese Brazilians 

University of Chicago

2013 - 2014

Pennsylvania State University

2007 - 2011

The Science & 

Mathematics University

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