I am an Assistant Professor in the Psychology Department at the University of New Hampshire. I received my Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame under the advisement of Dr. Sidney D'Mello in the Emotive Computing Lab, then completed my postdoctoral training in the Cognitive Neuroscience of Thought Lab at the University of British Columbia with Dr. Kalina Christoff.
My research interests are at the intersection of cognitive neuroscience, psychology, and education. I am particularly interested in mind wandering: its neural correlates, relationship to affect, and impact on learning.
Other interests include investigating affective states and task-unrelated thought in educational contexts, such as during complex learning and reading.