I'm currently a PhD candidate in the Computational Social Affective Neuroscience Laboratory at Dartmouth college working with Luke Chang. My research focuses on understanding the neural mechanisms and computations that humans employ when trying to connect with one another. In particular I'm interested in how people use their beliefs and predictive inferences about others' mental and emotional states to make social decisions and derive value from social experiences.
I have also worked as a PhD research intern at Microsoft Research NYC with Duncan Watts and Sid Suri. During this time my work focused on building large scale web-based field experiments to study human cooperation in naturally occurring social networks.
Previously I received a BA from the University of Rochester where I studied the origins of conceptual knowledge at the Concepts, Actions, and Objects Lab with Jessica Cantlon and Brad Mahon. Subsequently I worked as a lab manager at the Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience Lab with Jason Mitchell and Joe Moran.
And yup that’s a structural scan of my brain; I used to make this 3d print.