I received my B.S. from Yale University, majoring in psychology (with a concentration in neuroscience) and music. While in college and in the years afterward I was a scientific researcher, working with human subjects to collect behavioral and scanning data and performing various statistical analyses, and I presented work at several scientific conferences. Last year I completed my coursework for a master's degree in Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience at The Graduate Center of the City University of New York, and I am currently finishing my thesis. For the past two years I was an adjunct instructor at The City College of New York, teaching statistics and introductory neuroscience, where I learned the importance of communicating complicated concepts clearly at an individualized level. All of my classes performed above average, and I discovered how satisfying it is to help people understand difficult ideas. I've found that by creating a good rapport with my students I am able to more effectively impart difficult concepts to them while causing them less stress. My passion is people, which first led me to study psychology, leading to my work in statistics, and later into teaching.
In my free time I enjoy all kinds of music and culture. I read the paper or two everyday and keep involved with current events. I enjoy traveling and exploring new places, near and far. And as a native Oregonian, I especially like getting out of the city from time to time to see natural beauty.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Yale University - Bachelors, Psychology
GRE Analytical Writing: 5.5
Music, Reading, Current Events, Running