Her research interests include how cognitive and language function change across the lifespan and the role that the aging brain plays in this process.

Current Projects:

  • Individual Differences in Cognitive Persistence
  • Speech Recognition
  • Cognitive Training and Language Processing
  • Aging Brain

Research Interests:

  • Cognitive Control and Conflict Adaptation
  • Cognitive Persistence, Motivation, and Effort
  • Aging Brain
  • Speech Recognition
  • Sentence Processing
  • Bilingualism

Research Interests

  • cognitive and neural mechanisms that support language processing


Social Sciences, Cognitive Science
PhD, University of Maryland, Neuroscience and Cognitive Science, 2014
BA, Colgate University, Psychology; English, 2008
psycholinguistics cognitive science cognitive development or processes human learning and memory psychology of aging cognitive psychology neuropsychology brain cerebral cortex aging ears & hearing

Rising Star, American Geriatrics Society/National Institute of Aging U13 Conference on Sensory Impairment and Cognitive Decline, 2017

Editors' Special Recognition Award as an Outstanding Supplement Contribution for Ear & Hearing, 37(S1), American Auditory Society, 2017

Student Travel Award, Aging and Speech Communication, 2015

Jacob K. Goldhaber Travel Award, University of Maryland Graduate School, 2012

Phil R. Miller Prize for Excellence in Psychology, Colgate University, 2008

Association for Psychological Science
Society for Neuroscience
Society for the Neurobiology of Language
The Psychonomic Society