I'm a post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Psychology at Boston University, working with Dr. Deb Kelemen and Dr. Helen Tager-Flusberg. I completed my graduate work with Dr. Susan Carey and Dr. Elizabeth Spelke, in the Department of Psychology at Harvard University.
My research program focuses on social cognitive development, particularly the role of inference and explanation in social and causal reasoning. I'm currently most excited about two growing lines of my work, asking how infants and children learn about other people, and understand the goals of others' actions.
My work has also focused on music cognition, particularly the origins of our capacity to move in time with a beat. In my current work, I often use music cognition as a window into novel aspects of social cognition, leveraging musical phenomena to answer questions about mental state inference.