Josh graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. in economics from Pepperdine University in 2020. He then joined the META lab, where he spent two years working as a research affiliate before starting his Ph.D. in the Fall of 2022. He is interested in the extent to which various mental states (e.g., mind-wandering and dreaming) as well as certain activities (e.g., art viewing) can be mobilized to enhance creativity. He is also interested in the downstream effects these mental states and activities can have on well-being. In the past, his research has focused on evaluating the efficacy of mindfulness-based interventions for improving focus and emotional regulation in high school settings.