I am an assistant professor in the Department of Psychological Science at the University of Arkansas. I study the effects of stress and related factors on cognition and health, as well as the neurobiological mechanisms through which those effects occur.
I did my postdoctoral work with both Amanda Guyer in the Teen Experiences, Emotions, & Neurodevelopment Lab and Camelia Hostinar in the Social Environment & Stress Lab. During my doctoral studies, I worked under Andrew P. Yonelinas in the Human Memory Lab and was secondarily advised by Brian C. Trainor in the Behavioral Neuroendocrinology Lab. I also serve as an online project coordinator for George M. Slavich at the UCLA Laboratory for Stress Assessment and Research. I received my B.A. from Simpson University in 2012, studying under Wayne D. Norman, (now at LCC International University), my M.A. from U.C. Davis in 2015, and my Ph.D. from U.C. Davis in 2019.