EDUCATION

Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey

Stanford University Continuing Studies, Stanford, California

  • Courses in the humanities, neuroscience, and computer science (1998-2004)

Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts

  • B.A., Philosophy and Psychology (December, 1995)

RESEARCH & PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Laboratoire Psychologie de la Perception, Université Paris Descartes, Paris, France

  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow (2015 - present)

Foundational Processes of Behaviour, Western Sydney University, Sydney, Australia

  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow (2012 - 2015)

Laboratoire de Psychologie, Université de Franche-Comté, Besançon, France

  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow (summer 2011)

Visual Attention Lab, Rutgers Center for Cognitive Science, New Brunswick, New Jersey

  • Research Assistant/Lab Manager (2005 - 2011)

Public Health Institute, Oakland, California

  • Research Consultant (2001 - 2008, part-time)

Prevention Research Center, Stanford University, Stanford, California

  • Computer/Research Associate Research IT Manager (2001 - 2005)
  • Social Science Research Assistant III (2001 - 2005)
  • Social Science Research Assistant II (1997 - 2001)

Jones Graduate School of Administration, Rice University, Houston, Texas

  • Bookkeeper Assistant (1996 - 1997)
  • Research Assistant / Steering Committee (1996)

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

School of Social Sciences and Psychology, Western Sydney University, Sydney, Australia

  • Unit Coordinator: Human Learning (2014)
  • Instructor: Experimental Research Project (2013 - 2014)
  • Instructor: Cognitive Processes Tutorial (2012)

English Department Writing Program, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey

  • Instructor: Expository Writing (2010 - 2011)

Psychology Department, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey

  • Instructor: Cognition Lab (2006 - 2008)

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE

Gabrieli Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory, Stanford, California

  • Intern / Research Assistant (2004 - 2005, part-time)

SKILLS & INTERESTS

  • Proficient in MATLAB, SPSS, EyeLink (eye-tracking system), Excel, PowerPoint, Word, EndNote, FileMaker, Photoshop, Illustrator, PageMaker, Premiere, ArcView Mapping software, Dreamweaver, and web-based programming languages (SQL, ASP, and HTML). Familiar with PsychoPy, R, SuperLab, Vision Shell, E-Prime, and Unix Shell Scripting.
  • Extensive experience on both Macintosh and Windows operating systems.
  • Three years laboratory experience developing and printing black and white photographs, one semester printing color photographs.
  • Fluent in English; conversational Arabic; basic French and Spanish.

AWARDS & FELLOWSHIPS

  • WSU Research Investment Fund Grant: Visual stability and spatial memory (2013 - 2014)
  • CODDE Computational Vision Workshop in Marburg, Germany (2010)
  • Robert J. Glushko & Pamela Samuelson Foundation Student Travel Award (2009)
  • NSF IGERT Training Fellowship in Perceptual Science (2008 - 2010)
  • Rutgers University Conference Travel Award (2007 & 2009)
  • Rutgers University Graduate Fellowship (2005)