I’m a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Psychology at UC San Diego, where I work in the Language and Development Lab, under the direction of Prof. David Barner.

I study the development of abstract concepts, focussing primarily on the domain of time. My research investigates the roles that language, perception, and space-time metaphor play in the formation of time concepts in preschoolers and school-aged children. I’m also interested in abstract word learning more generally, including number words, color words, and, of course, time words.

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