I originally hail from Charleston, SC. I graduated from the University of Chicago in 2011 with a concentration in psychology and a minor in French (but don't ask me to speak French!). In college, I did research on psychophysiology in women with bulimia nervosa, binge-eating disorder, and anorexia nervosa at the Adult Eating and Weight Disorders Clinic under Dr. Eunice Chen. Afterwards, I worked for two years at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, MA with Dr. Laura Holsen and Dr. Jill Goldstein coordinating a research study examining neural responses to food in women with depression and obesity. I am currently a graduate student in Clinical Psychology at the Ohio State University at the Psychopathology and Affective Sciences (PAS) Lab with Dr. Amelia Aldao. I am very interested in interpersonal relationships, particularly in how we rely on others to help us manage our emotions and how we in turn provide social support. I am also interested in understanding the role that humor plays in helping us manage our emotions. In my free time, I like running and playing with my Boston Terrier, Bea. She is a handful!