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about my research

I am interested in how architecture affects quality of life issues especially in low income housing and prisons. I am currently pursuing studies in neuroscience research that examine the effect of architecture on human experience and cognition.

research experience

University of California, Santa Barbara [Santa Barbara CA]
Research Associate 08.2013 - present
Center for Spatial Studies

SAGE Junior Research Fellow 08.2013 - 07.2015
SAGE Center for the Study of the Mind

University of Utah [Salt Lake City UT]
Research Assistant 08.2009 - 08.2013
Visual Perception Spatial Cognition Research Group | Sarah Creem-Regehr, PhD | Jeanine Stefanucci, PhD | William Thompson, PhD

Research Assistant 08.2007 - 07.2009
Perception and Computer Graphics Research Group | Sarah Creem-Regehr, PhD | William Thompson, PhD

The Salk Institute for Biological Studies [La Jolla CA]
Research Assistant 10.2005 - 07.2007 / 02.2005 - 06.2005
Computational Neurobiology Laboratory | Lisa Stefanacci, PhD
Assist in research work focused on emotion using histology and on the organization of neurons using stereology

Research Assistant 09.2006 - 01.2007
Systems Neurobiology Laboratory | Geoffrey Boynton, PhD
Assist in research work focused on visual attention using psychophysics

Lab Aide 10.2004 - 02.2005
Vision Center Laboratory | Thomas D. Albright, PhD
Assist in research work focused on vision and motion perception using electrophysiology

Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture [ANFA] [San Diego CA]
Web Consultant 07.2006 - 12.2009
Act as project manager for ANFA web site upgrade, update and create web content, and maintain web site

Research Consultant 08.2003 - 09.2005
Assist in marketing, fund-raising and executing research work focused on neuroscience and architecture

University of California San Diego [La Jolla CA]
Research Assistant 06.2005 - 09.2005
Center for Autism Research | Eric Courchesne, PhD | Karen Pierce, PhD
Assist in research work focused on the neurobiology of autism using behavioral tasks and brain imaging

The American Institute of Architects [Washington DC]
Research Assistant 12.2001 - 1.2004
Assisted John Eberhard, FAIA on research exploring the link between neuroscience and architecture