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I am a doctoral student in the Experimental Psychology Ph.D. program at the University of Memphis.
Short bio: I completed my undergraduate work at Elon University under the mentorship of Dr. Kim Epting, where I began my research career studying writing processes and linguistic relativity. I continued my academic training at the Master's level at the University of North Carolina Wilmington with Dr. Alissa Dark-Freudeman, extending psycholinguistic experimental paradigms to issues related to anxiety and self-concepts. During this time, I also earned a graduate certificate in Applied Statistics and worked as a research assistant for Dr. Len Lecci and Sportgait, a concussion management research company. I am currently a doctoral student at the University of Memphis, where I study language processing with Dr. Andrew Olney. I also work as a research assistant for Dr. John Sabatini, studying the development and assessment of literacy skills, such as word recognition, decoding, and morphological awareness.
Research foci: Language processing, semantic representation, language and cognition, literacy skills.
Methodology: Eye-tracking, NLP, behavioral tasks, computational modeling.