Ray Lab | UCLA Addictions Lab, Department of Psychology
Since January 2019
Graduate Student Researcher| Advisor: Lara A. Ray
Use human functional neuroimaging (fMRI), psychoneuroimmunology (PNI), behavioral economics, and quantitative methods to study addiction neurobiology and behavior in clinical populations
Received NIH/NIAAA National Research Service Award predoctoral fellowship (F31).
Drug Outreach, Promoting Awareness (DOPA) | UCLA Brain Research Institute
Since January 2021
Graduate Outreach Coordinator and Researcher | Advisor: Chris J. Evans and Rafael Romero-Calderón
Develop and collect pre- and post- outreach surveys on effectiveness of peer-led substance use education
Analyze data and present findings comparing virtual vs. in-person outreach
Leuchter Lab | UCLA Neurostimulation Clinic
January - March 2019
First-year Rotation Student | Advisor: Andrew F. Leuchter
Studied effect of TMS treatment on executive function in depression patients
Feusner Lab | UCLA Department of Psychiatry
September - December 2018
First-year Rotation Student | Advisor: Jamie D. Feusner
Studied reward and anxiety network activity (task-based fMRI) in anorexia nervosa
Kuhn Lab | Duke Department of Pharmacology
January 2017 - May 2018
Independent Study Researcher | Advisor: Cynthia M. Kuhn
Undergraduate Thesis: Conditioned food aversion: A strategy to study disordered eating?
Studied the development and neurobiological mechanisms of conditioned food aversion (CFA) in rats as a potential food-based model of disordered eating.
Received Duke Summer Neuroscience Program Research Fellowship.
Received Neuroscience Departmental Distinction.
Groh Lab | Duke Department of Neuroscience
January - July 2016
Independent Study Researcher| Advisor: Jennifer M. Groh
Studied macaque monkeys’ localization of audiovisual stimuli by tracking saccades and observing neuron firing in the superior and inferior colliculi.
Interim Lab Manager (Summer 2016)
Cared for seven rhesus macaques, scheduled lab business, maintained inventory, upheld lab safety and chemical hygiene standards, served as liaison between lab and regulatory organizations.
Duke Vestibular Disorders Clinic | Duke Medical Center
January - December 2015
Clinical Research Assistant | Advisor: Erin G. Piker
Collected lab norms for the commonly-used vestibular bithermal caloric procedure to measure order effects inherent in the test.
Herschlag Lab | Stanford Department of Biochemistry
June - August 2014
Research Assistant | Advisor: Daniel Herschlag
Studied functional connections (D101 and Mg2+ coupling) in Alkaline Phosphatase enzymes via mutant E. Coli constructs.