I am a cognitive neuroscientist, currently working as a postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Koraly Edgar-Perez's Cognition, Affect, and Temperament Lab (CAT Lab) at Penn State, and as an Adjunct Instructor at the University at Buffalo. In my work I take an engaged scholarship perspective, and aim for balance and synergy across scholarship, teaching, and mentoring. Each of these relies on and feeds back to strengthen the others. Further, the community is the context in which this work takes place, and thus I emphasize engaging the community whenever possible and making my research and teaching relevant to the public interest. I received my PhD in cognitive neuroscience from the University of Iowa in 2011 under the direction of neuropsychologist Dan Tranel. I also received an MA in Philosophy as a Brain and Behavior Fellow at Georgia State University. I enjoy watching movies with my family, playing hockey, biking, hiking, camping, cooking, traveling, playing my guitar, and reading.