I am originally from Minnesota, and a proud alumna of Parkview Center School and Roseville Area High School.
I earned my B.A. in Neuroscience and Mathematics at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York, working with Jonathan Vaughan on models of obstacle-avoidance movements. In summer 2009, I worked with Stephen Engel on psychophysical studies of visual cue combination, and in summer 2010, I worked on models of multisensory integration under the supervision of Greg DeAngelis, as part of the Undergraduate Summer Fellowship Program in Vision Science.
Extramurally at Hamilton, I was on the varsity tennis team, played violin in the college orchestra, and founded a weekly neuroscience journal club.
I moved West to UCSB in Fall 2011 for graduate study in Cognition, Perception, and Cognitive Neuroscience, and switched over to the interdepartmental program in Dynamical Neuroscience in Fall 2013.
I come from a family of scientists. My father George is a Professor of Chemistry at the University of Minnesota, and my mother Barbara is a retired physical chemist and high school teacher. My brother Michael is a graduate student in History of Science at Princeton University. My husband Logan is a postdoctoral researcher in cognitive psychology at UCSB.
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When not in lab, I enjoy exercising my brain by participating in sports (I'll try anything that does not involve long periods of continuous running) and playing guitar.