I am a cognitive psychologist on the User Experience Research team at Facebook. Before joining Facebook, I was a doctoral student at University of Illinois at Chicago and I worked for a start-up company called Fly Fleet, LLC. My academic research examined conceptual change in a computer game environment. Specifically, how differences in user motivation and cognitive ability affected game performance across divergent game play environments. In earlier work, I investigated the effects of meditation on problem solving, attention, and knowledge acquisition. My work has been presented regionally, nationally, and internationally.

Interests

User experience, cognitive psychology, mixed methods, motivation, cognitive utility, decision making, meditation, creativity