I am a Chen Neuroscience Postdoctoral Scholar at Caltech. I received my PhD at the University of California, Davis under the direction of Steve Luck in the Laboratory for Basic and Translational Cognitive Neuroscience. After completing a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from the University of California, Berkeley I received a master’s from the Mind, Brain, & Behavior Program at San Francisco State University.

My research focuses on the cognitive and neural mechanisms that distinguish conscious and unconscious processing.  My research training is primarily in EEG methodology and psychophysics, as well as fMRI and TMS. My dissertation research made extensive use of EEG/ERP decoding, representational similarity analysis (RSA), and applications of deep learning for testing and modeling neural systems.

This line of research can give us a better understanding of how unconscious processes influence thought and action, leading to advances in treatment for various thought disorders and impairments of cognitive control that result in deficits of attention, memory and learning systems.