I began my Ph.D. in Psychological Sciences at Rice University in 2017 in the Biobehavioral Mechanisms Explaining Disparities Lab. Since then, my research has evolved to focus on psychoneuroimmunology. Specifically, my master's thesis investigates how worry and rumination affect inflammatory responses following a high saturated fat meal among bereaved adults. 

I am passionate about communicating my research to the community (e.g., through Skype A Scientist or my YouTube channel) and pursuing open science. I've had the opportunity to coordinate several semesters of speakers for our weekly brown bag, Health Tea, and take pride in making these interdisciplinary connections. I really enjoy mentorship and was honored to receive a university-wide Outstanding Undergraduate Research Mentor Award in 2021 after being nominated by my students. I invite you to take a look at my published work to get a better idea of my interests. Feel free to get in touch with me to discuss potential collaborations.