I am an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Southern Oregon University in Ashland, OR.

My research lies at the intersection of health and social psychology, with the goal to understand the psychological processes that underlie personal and social wellbeing.

In particular, I study how prosocial emotions and contemplative practices, including meditation, shape positive social outcomes (e.g., bystander intervention, forgiveness, inclusivity, relationship formation) and health-related outcomes (e.g., cardiovascular recovery from stress, social connectivity and support).

My work has been funded by the Mind & Life Institute and the
John Templeton Foundation through the Self, Motivation, and Virtue project.