I am a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Center on the Developing Adolescent at UC Berkeley with Dr. Ron Dahl and Dr. Ahna Suleiman, where we are working on how to translate basic research on how puberty impacts learning into applications for the classroom and educational policies.
My PhD focused on how motivation interacts with cognitive control, our ability to keep necessary information “in mind” and use it to appropriately guide and control behaviour. In particular, I investigated how this interaction changes between adolescence and adulthood. I was supervised by Dr Iroise Dumontheil and Dr Ruud Custers. I used behavioural and neuroimaging techniques in the Department of Experimental Psychology at UCL. My PhD was generously supported by CONACYT.