I am a cognitive psychologist with research interests in learning and memory. My research centers around the idea that memory is not just for remembering the past; it prepares us for the future. I explore this idea by looking at how we use memories to imagine the future and learn new information. My current projects include investigating writing as a learning tool, how failing to remember can actually benefit learning, and the role of curiosity in education.
I graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with my PhD in cognitive psychology in 2013, where I worked primarily with Dr. Kathleen McDermott. Currently, I am a postdoctoral research associate at Duke University working in the Psychology & Neuroscience department primarily with Dr. Elizabeth Marsh.