San Diego (but born in NYC!)
I earned my B.S. in Cognitive Science from Yale University, where I had particular interests in neuroscience and perception. As an undergrad, I worked in a behavioral neuroscience lab and conducted an experiment on sensory preconditioning in rats. Immediately before coming to Berkeley, I assisted in an olfaction and neural circuits lab at the University of Pittsburgh.
I am interested in how the brain processes information, makes inferences, and generates percepts. Vision science is the optimal field for pursuing these questions. The interdisciplinary nature of the VS program, as well as the stellar faculty, were hard to resist!
Currently I am rotating in Dr. Will Tuten’s lab, where we implement adaptive optics scanning laser ophthalmoscopy (AOSLO) and visual psychophysics to unravel the basic principles of cone-mediated vision.
A broad goal of mine is to develop solid skills in data analysis, teaching, and research design.
In college I enjoyed political debate and playing Super Smash Bros with friends. Nowadays I like studying languages, trying exotic drinks at cafes, and the occasional hike.