In January 2022, I joined the Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences Department at the University of Connecticut, as a postdoctoral research associate in the Language and Brain lab.
My research applies behavioral and functional magnetic resonance imaging methods to investigate the neural systems that underlie speech and language processing.
I am especially interested in the mechanisms that support flexibility and plasticity in perception. To gain insight into these processes, my past work has focused on the role of context and experience in spoken language processing, especially under different listening conditions. My general approach is to ask questions based on theoretical principles and methods from neuroscience to intersecting areas of research in cognitive science, experimental psychology, and speech and language research. I try to pursue these scientific questions in a way that also fulfils my overall research and educational goals.
I completed my Ph.D at the Center for Neuroscience at the University of Pittsburgh (CNUP) and the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition (CNBC), an interdisciplinary training program between Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh (see Academic Training).
My scientific trajectory actually began with a degree in chemistry followed by a few years of work experience in the pharmaceutical industry where I was introduced to the interdisciplinary nature of neuroscience research. That’s when I decided to combine some of my interests to pursue a doctoral degree in Cognitive Neuroscience.