B.A. - Psychology and Social Behavior - U.C. Irvine
I first attended Fullerton College where I gained an interest in psychological research. Once I transferred to UC Irvine, I worked with Dr. Jutta Heckhausen and Dr. Brandilynn Villarreal studying academic motivation and achievement. At UCSB, I am a graduate student in the labs of Dr. Shelly Gable and Dr. Diane Mackie. Outside of the lab, I enjoy paddling outrigger canoe and dragon boat, and playing with my daughter, Cassie, and my dog, Stacy.
I am broadly interested in approach-avoidance motivation, emotions, and intergroup relations.