I have a PhD in Social Psychology from UCLA, where I worked with Drs Matt Lieberman Social Cognitive Neuroscience Lab and Naomi Eisenberger Social Affective Neuroscience Lab. I got to do a lot of exciting research while at UCLA, some of which you can read about in Matt’s excellent trade book, Social: Why Our Brains Are Wired to Connect.

After UCLA, I spent 5 years as a postdoctoral fellow in Ralph Adolph’s Emotion & Social Cognition Lab where I’ve had the opportunity to apply my research to understand why some people - such as those with autism - find social situations confusing and difficult to navigate.