Humans live in a world full of rich and varied experiences. We can feel glowing love for a child, enjoy the tartness of a crisp apple, or feel our hearts pound with excitement during public speaking. Obvious the world influences how we feel, but can feelings also influence how we experience the world? Can feelings shape how we see a person or change how food tastes?
My core research explores how affective feelings influence experience: perceiving faces and eating food. Additional projects leverage social and affective science into contexts with real world implications: predicting how people will respond to stressful experiences and developing interventions to reduce anxiety.
I am currently a postdoctoral scholar at Tufts University at the Center for Applied Brain and Cognitive Science. I completed my Ph.D. in psychology in the Interdisciplinary Affective Science Lab with Lisa Feldman Barrett at Northeastern University.