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Postdoctoral Research Associate
Department of Psychology

University of Notre Dame
Corbett Family Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556

I recently completed my Ph.D. in the Educational Psychology program at the Graduate Center, CUNY, specializing in Learning, Development, and Instruction. In the process of completing my doctoral education, I also completed a certificate in Instructional Technology and Pedagogy. Prior to studying at the Graduate Center, I received a B.A. in Psychology from Cornell University and an M.A. in Cognitive Studies in Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. Since completing my doctorate, I am now a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Notre Dame working in the Learning Analytics and Measurement in Behavioral Sciences (LAMBS) Lab. I currently contribute to a project studying factors that influence high school students’ achievement in statistics courses.

In addition to my past research on executive functions and academic skills, particularly literacy, I have also been deeply interested in research that examines the effects of digital interventions on the development of executive functions. I have had the opportunity to work studies of game-based cognitive interventions with members of the ChILD Lab at the Graduate Center and the CREATE Lab of New York University. Some of this work has appeared in Mind, Brain, & Education, Computers & Education, Learning & Instruction, and Cognitive Development. Through this line of work, I have developed an interest in studying the impact of engagement within the context of these games.



  • Ph.D., Educational Psychology, 2019
    The Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY)
  • M.S.Ed., Childhood Education & Special Education (Grades 1-6), 2014
    Touro College
  • M.A., Cognitive Studies in Education, 2013
    Teachers College, Columbia University
  • B.A., Psychology, 2011
    Cornell University