I am currently a 3rd year doctoral student in the Neuroscience & Behavior Program at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Under the direction of Drs. Rebecca Spencer and Jennifer McDermott, I study the effects of sleep on cognition during early development. I am particularly interested in characterizing sleep deficits among children with developmental disorders such as ADHD and autism. I believe such research will inform opportunities for early diagnosis, intervention, and treatment of sleep-related cognitive impairments.