I am the Assistant Director for Policy at the Association for Psychological Science (APS) in Washington, DC. In this role, I advocate for the field of psychological science, strengthen connections between federal funders and psychologists, and communicate government relations issues to APS members and the public. As a psychologist myself, I also contribute to science policy and meta-science issues and serve as a scientific and academic adviser to other association staff.
Before working at APS, I received my PhD and master’s degree in the Memory Lab at Washington University Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences in St. Louis, MO. At Washington University, I researched the relationship between confidence and accuracy in memory reports, category learning, and collective memory. I continue to investigate and publish on these topics.
I received my undergraduate degree in psychology and computer science from the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, VA, where I did my senior thesis on eye movements while zoning out during reading. I am also a proud graduate of the Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Alexandria, VA.
When I am not in the office, I can be found reintroducing myself to the DC metro area or engaging in one of my hobbies -- technology and digital media, photography, music (piano, tuba), supporting local business, or biking around town. I'm also an avid fan of the St. Louis Cardinals.