I’m a fifth-year Ph.D. candidate in Clinical Psychology at Yale University.
I am fascinated by how people construct their beliefs about the world. Broadly, my research focuses on the ways in which what and how we remember influences these beliefs.
More specifically, I study how breakdowns in memory and learning processes may maintain or give rise to beliefs that are out of sync with consensus reality, ranging from conspiracy theories to delusions. My work aims to contribute to interventions that help people increase flexibility in their beliefs about themselves, others, and the world at large — both in clinical populations (e.g., individuals with schizophrenia) and in the general population. With a background in real-time fMRI neurofeedback, I also have interests in leveraging neuroimaging as a clinical tool.