I am a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Indiana University, Bloomington. My work is funded by the National Science Foundation's Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE) Postdoctoral Research Fellowship program and SBE's Science of Learning and Developmental Sciences programs. I am also the recipient of a 2019 Small Grant for Early Career Scholars from the Society for Research in Child Development.
Working alongside Linda B. Smith and Chen Yu, I am developing a research program aimed at understanding how sustained attention assembles and falls apart during naturalistic parent-infant interactions. My research uses wireless physiology sensors, head-mounted eye-tracking and motion capture to capture the dynamics of naturally occurring behavior at multiple scales.
I completed my PhD in Psychology and Neuroscience at Princeton University with Asif A. Ghazanfar. My graduate studies were funded by the National Science Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowship Program. I was previously the Simons Fellow in Computational Neuroscience at the Marcus Autism Center in Emory University, working under the supervision of Ami Klin and Warren R. Jones. I completed my A.B. in Psychology with a Certificate in Neuroscience at Princeton University and wrote my thesis under the supervision of Asif A. Ghazanfar and Alexander Todorov.
I was born and raised in El Paso, Texas. In my free time I enjoy heavy metal music and volunteer with the Association of Latino Princeton Alumni.