I have always been curious about the complex underpinnings of memory and cognition. Having completed my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at McGill University, I became thoroughly interested in the research of Brenda Milner and her work with patient H.M., which fuelled my interest in the neuropsychological facets of memory.
Memories represent the fundamentals for how we conceive of ourselves, others, and everything in our environment. I believe that researching how memory disorders impact functioning is key in understanding how memory is represented on multiple levels in the brain such as cellular, circuitry, and systems levels. My previous undergraduate research involved investigating the behavioural implications of pain in both mice and humans in addition to some clinical research on spinal cord injury. For my Masters thesis I am interested in the neural oscillations underlying schema instantiation and perception and how damage to the ventromedial prefrontal cortex may impair both neural schema representations and schema instantiation and interpretation.
Outside of the lab I am an avid rock-climber, yogi, dancer, hiker, and dog mom.