Hello and welcome - I am researcher, scientist, entrepreneur, and mentor. In August 2021, I was selected as part of the inaugural cohort of the National Science Foundation CSGrad4US Fellowship, in preparation for graduate research in computer and information sciences. I’m currently prospecting labs where I could pursue my graduate studies at the intersection of computation and cognitive studies, please contact me! I graduated in 2019 from the University at Albany, SUNY with a BSc in Informatics. Currently, I am an Assistant Scientist and Lab Manager at Orthogonal Research and Education Lab (OREL) under Director of Science Bradly Alicea; former Direct of Strategic Initiatives at the AI research group StateOfTheArt.AI, and a Project Information Manager and information architect at a major HealthTech company.

Current research focus: metacognition and embodied intelligence. Outside of my research interests, I am developing a mentorship program around being a researcher within the unique arena of the challenges of the 21st century. Looking forward to some major collaborations in 2022!

Research & Academic News

  • 01-05 Establishment of partnership of Orthogonal Research and Education Lab, Cognition Futures, and Plot Twisters for research on Cognitive Science, Metacognition and Social Cognition, affordances, and innovation in mentorship for researchers.

2021

  • 12-01 Successfullly completed the Group Cohort and 1 on 1 Mentoring component of the GSGrad4US Fellowship
  • 11-04 Three talks accepted at Neuromatch 2021 in collaboration with Orthogonal Research and Educational Lab.
  • 09-27 Representing OREL at UAlbany’s CURCE Hybrid Fall Fair - internships available now through Spring ‘22!
  • 09-13 Co-author on OREL’s presentation on Gibsonian Information at Brain-Inspired Cognitive Architecture (BICA) workshop at IS4SI 2021.
  • 08-17 Selected for the 2021 NSF Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Graduate Fellowships (CSGrad4US) program.
  • 07-28 Organized & Co-Hosted CogSci 2021 Discussion Group: Trajectories in Cognitives Science
  • 06-01 Joined StateOfTheArt AI as Director of Strategic Initiatives
  • 05-17 Awarded Research Grant via Effective Altruism Learning and Research (Artificial Intelligence)
  • 05-15 ACM CHI 2021 Workshop on Emergent Interaction: “Allostasis Machines: a model for understanding internal states and technological environments”
  • 05-01 Accepted at Cultural Evolution Society Conference 2021: “Charting the Future of Academic Fields with Cultural Evolutionary Trajectories”
  • 04-10 Princeton Envision: Research Presentation “Cognition Futures & FrontierMap”
  • 04-09 ACM’s New York Celebration of Women in Computing 2021: AI Ethics (Research Presentation); Male Allies breakout session (Moderator); Thinking About Gradschool (Panelist)
  • 03-24 International Workshop on Embodied Intelligence: Workshop Flash Talk and Interview for IEEE Embodied Intelligence podcast
  • 03-21 “Periodicity in the Embryo” accepted for publication in Biosystems 204 in June

2020

  • 12-11 Moderating “Observer-Dependent Models” (B. Alicea) talk at Philosopher’s Web Café
  • 12-06 Attending & Volunteering at NeurIPS 2020; attended MAIN2020
  • 10-29 Speaker at Alumni Panel for Undergraduate Research at UAlbany and featured in CURCE Newsletter
  • 10-01 Greenlight to lead “Cognition Futures” research team within OREL
  • 08-11 Attended MIT’s Center for Brains, Minds, and Machines Summer Course 2020
  • 07-31 Completed Neuromatch Academy 2020 - Summer School (Intensive Track)
  • 07-15 Starting as Lab Manager for Orthogonal Research & Education Lab!