I am a postdoctoral research associate in the Interdisciplinary Affective Science Lab at Northeastern University in Boston, MA.

My research lies at the intersection of social psychology, health psychology, and affective science with the goal to understand the psychological processes that underlie personal and community wellbeing, such as compassion and mindfulness.

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

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