pcHow can we harness our mental capacities to navigate the stress and hassles of daily life? How can we develop qualities like kindness and compassion to develop a greater sense of societal well-being? How do contemplative practices increase our sense of ease and connection with others?

My research examines these and related questions by synthesizing contemplative philosophies with modern scientific theories and methods from social psychology and affective science.

I’m a Post-doctoral Research Associate at Northeastern University
in the Interdisciplinary Affective Science Lab.