I earned my B.S. in Psychology and Communication Disorders from Baldwin-Wallace College (now Baldwin Wallace University) and my M.S./Ph.D. in Neuroscience and Behavior from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. From 2010-2012, I was a NIH/NICHD postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Developmental Science. I joined the FIU Department of Psychology as an Assistant Professor in 2012, and established the HANDS Lab. I am a core faculty member in the Developmental Science and Cognitive Neuroscience programs, and I train high school, undergraduate, and graduate students in the collection and analysis of reaching, grasping, and manipulation in infants, children, and nonhuman primates. My work has been funded by extramural and intramural grants, and published in high-impact journals in my field including Developmental Psychology and Developmental Science. In 2016, I received the FIU College of Arts, Sciences, and Education Faculty Award for Teaching.

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