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.
Interdepartmental Doctoral Program in Anthropological Sciences (IDPAS)
Thesis: The evolution of the entorhinal cortex in primates
Stony Brook University
Institute for Mind and Biology (Research Assistant)
Neurobiological basis for learned song behavior in finches
Biological Anthropology and Japanese (Undergraduate)
Thesis: Sociolinguistic Ostracism of
University of Chicago
2013 - 2014
Pennsylvania State University
2007 - 2011