Before specializing in psychology, I obtained my PhD in Neuroscience from the University of London. Shortly after graduation, I was invited to work at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Following the NIH, I focused on stroke research in California, spending several years studying what happens to the brain following a stroke. Some of this work received recognition in the scientific community and I was eventually honored to receive a "National Interest Waiver" that allowed me to stay in the United States permanently.
Eventually, I decided to look at mental health in a radically different way and obtained a Masters in Counseling Psychology from Dominican University. The integration between how the brain works and psychology is a fast growing, exciting field which is a source of passion and fascination for me.
When I’m not working, you'll find me reading and creating art. I have a family with two dogs and love watching ice hockey (Go Capitals!). I can't skate to save my life, however!
Foundation Grant Recipient Award for Infertility Research
Outstanding Service to the Counseling Psychology Program and Field
Educational Foundation Award
National Interest Recipient Award for “exceptional ability considered and recognized by the United States Government to be in the National Interest of the United States of America"
Fogarty Fellowship Award-International Clinic Research Scholar (awarded 3 times)