About me

I am currently a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Princeton Baby Lab. I completed my PhD in Developmental Psychology with Dr. Dare Baldwin at the University of Oregon. Broadly, I’m interested in how learners find structure in their environment. In previous research I’ve used the dwell-time paradigm (a measure of adults’ attention to unfolding visual stimuli) to explore the effect of novelty on adults’ ability to detect structure in sequences of action. For my dissertation work, I was involved in the development of an open-source, inexpensive, and infant-friendly pupillometry methodology. I used this methodology to investigate the extent to which modifications to infant-directed action (i.e., “motionese”) influence infants’ online processing. I feel strongly about the importance of open, collaborative science and am actively involved in using, studying, and educating reseachers about open science practices (e.g., R programming, preregistration, large-scale, collaborative research).