I was raised in New York and the Chicago area before earning my bachelor’s degree from Illinois Wesleyan University (Bloomington, Illinois) and master’s degree from the University of Toledo (Toledo, Ohio). In May 2017, I completed my Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology (with a concentration in Social Psychology) at the University of Toledo. My research in graduate school mostly focused on social media and well-being.
Currently, I am a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco, funded by a postdoctoral fellowship award from the California Tobacco Related Diseases Research Program. I am especially interested in adolescent e-cigarette use, smoking and other health risk behaviors in the LGBTQ+ community, and digital interventions for smoking cessation.
Outside of the lab, I enjoy cooking, spending time with friends, and exploring San Francisco!