I'm interested in the inferential learning mechanisms we use to transform specific experiences into abstract and generalizable knowledge. I use statistical learning paradigms and neuroimaging investigate how we extract relational patterns from statistics about events from observational experience, how we such patterns to make conceptual judgments, and which neural pathways enable both of these abilities. I was previously a post-doc with Sharon Thompson-Schill at U Penn and did my PhD with Alfonso Caramazza at Harvard University. I grew up in Ottawa, Canada, and my hobbies are whitewater kayaking, windsurfing, and backpacking. I couldn't be more excited to have recently moved to California to do more of all those things!