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I earned my B.A. in Biopsychology with a minor in Women & Gender Studies from Juniata College, combining my interests in studying the mind and body in a social context. I, then, pursued a Master's degree in Health Psychology at Central Connecticut State University, primarily researching health disparities among those living with diabetes.

After several professional appointments as an academic coach and health coach, I became increasingly passionate about how to give people the tools to reach their goals, which led me back to my roots as a scholar and researcher in psychology. I am currently student in the Social & Health Psychology Ph.D. program at Rutgers University where I completed my M.S. and am currently a fifth year doctoral student. Working under the mentorship of Dr. Shana Cole in the RAMP Lab, I research the self-regulatory strategies people use to handle stress or threat and promote health and wellness. I also research healthy body image as an affiliate of the Healthy Development Lab with the advisement of Dr. Charlotte Markey and Dr. Kristin August

My fervor for teaching led me to become a TA Project Coordinator and Rutgers Academy for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Fellow. Through these initiatives, I both lead and attend workshops and seminars on evidence-based practices for teaching and learning. 

When I'm not teaching, researching, or otherwise engaging in academic activities, you can find me in the dance studio, walking my adorable corgi, or on the couch watching any variety of TV shows or movies with my partner. 


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