How can we think about things that we can’t see or hear or touch? My research explores how cues from perception, language, and culture work together in the mind during development, allowing young children to acquire abstract concepts that go far beyond what they can directly observe. Much of my recent work focuses on the case study of time.

I recently completed my Ph.D. in the Department of Psychology at UC San Diego, where I continue to work in the Language and Development Lab, with PI David Barner, and the Early Learning and Cognition Lab, with PI Caren Walker.

Prior to coming to UCSD, I worked as a research scientist at New York University, studying visual perception, object recognition, and reading.