• Assistant Professor, Psychology Department
  • Training Faculty, Neuroscience Program

Professional Service

  • Neuropsychologia. Special Issue Editor, Chair, Cognitive Neuroscience with Naturalistic Paradigms. 12/10/2021 - present
  • Neuromatch Academy. Role: Mentor. Project mentor for 3 groups of undergraduate and graduate students from a variety of disciplines in several countries around the world. Provided mentorship for neural modeling projects the groups were collaboratively completing as past of the Inaugural Neuromatch Academy . 07/2020 - present
  • PLOS Computational Biology. Role: Guest Editor. Guest Academic Editor for PLOS Computational Biology since 2017 and handled 6 manuscripts. In this position I have handled the full peer review process and make an informed decision as to the suitability of publication of manuscripts. 11/13/2017 - present

Internal Service

  • Undergraduate Committee. Faculty Member, 08/23/2022 - present. Department service.
  • Faculty member, Admissions Committee, Neuroscience Program, University of Utah. Faculty Member, 10/01/2021 - present. Department service.
  • Diversity Committee. Faculty Member, 08/24/2021 - 08/2022. Department service.
  • Graduate Committee. Member, 01/01/2021 - 08/24/2021. Department service.

Community Partnership

  • University of Utah Football Recruiting, Student-Athlete Psychology Department Recruitment . 10/05/2021 - present


  • Presentation on Memory and Alzheimer's Disease. Sunrise of Sandy, Sandy, Utah. 07/21/2022 - 07/21/2022
  • Community outreach, STEM Career Student Interview, Dunwoody Elementary School, GA . 02/03/2022 - present
  • Community outreach, My path from AP Psychology to Professor, Northview High School, GA . 11/15/2021 - present

Honors & Awards

  • Friends of Semel Research Scholar Award. UCLA Friends of Semel, 12/17/2019
  • American Society of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgeons Meeting, Best Oral Presentation . American Society of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgeons, 06/06/2018
  • International Conference on Learning and Memory, NIH Travel Award . International Conference on Learning and Memory, 04/2018
  • Society for Neuroscience Travel Award . Blackrock Microsystems, 11/2016
  • Travel Grant, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory . Helmsley Charitable Trust, 07/2015
  • Facility for Education and Research in Neuroscience Pilot Grant. Emory University, Facility for Education and Research in Neuroscience , 08/2014
  • Most Outstanding Psychology Student. Georgia State University Department of Psychology, 08/2007
  • Brains and Behavior Research Fellowship. Georgia State University Brains and Behavior program, 05/2006

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