I’m a Presidential Postdoctoral Fellow in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department at UC Berkeley. In the Berkeley AI Research (BAIR) lab I’m advised by Angjoo Kanazawa, Alyosha Efros, and Jitendra Malik–co-advised by Charan Ranganath and Randy O’Reilly, within UC Davis’ Center for Neuroscience. My research integrates neuroscientific and deep learning methods in order to understand human behavior.
I completed my PhD in 2023 at Stanford University, where I was mentored by Anthony Wagner and Dan Yamins. My work sought to formalize and evaluate theories of medial temporal lobe (MTL) involvement in perception using a combination of neural, behavioral, and computational approaches. Prior to graduate school I conducted neuroscientific research in the department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at MIT, as well as the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences in Leipzig, Germany.
My scientific research began while I was a student at Miami Dade Community College, with the support of the NSF’s Tools for Success program. My PhD was supported by the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP), alongside several Stanford programs, including Diversifying Academia Recruiting Excellence (DARE), Mind Brain Computational and Technology (MBCT), and NeuroCircles. In addition to the UC Presidential Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, my postdoctoral research is supported by the NIH’s F99/K00 Diversity Specialized Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Advancement in Neuroscience (D-SPAN) Award.