I received my B.Sc. (Hons) in history and psychology from the University of Toronto, Trinity College. During my Undergraduate degree, I had the privilege of working with Dr Joanne Rovet at the Hospital for Sick Children as her summer student where my project on autobiographical reminiscence investigated the possibility that time of day effects might affect children’s recollection.
It was this initial work with time of day effects that drew me to Dr. Lynn Hasher’s work and led me to an appreciation of cognitive gerontology studies. Upon completing my degree, I worked in Dr. Cheryl Grady’s lab for a year and learned how to collect and analyze functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) data.
My masters' project focused on a potential relationship between the aging literature and a relatively novel literature on media multitasking - I was especially interested to see if there were parallels in the management of distraction between older adults and young adults who multi-task.
I have been invited to continue my studies at the University of Toronto under the joint supervision of Dr.’s Grady and Hasher. My research will focus on cognitive aging with a particular emphasis on working memory using an interdisciplinary behavioural/imaging approach.
If you are interested in my research, or just want to know more about the University of Toronto and the labs I work in, please feel free to e-mail me.