I am a Ph.D. student in the Cogntive and Information Sciences Dept.
at the University of California, Merced.
I am advised by Dr. Michael J. Spivey.
I received my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Grinnell College where I was heavily influenced by the teaching and work of Dr. Damian Kelty-Stephen.
I was born in Grand Rapids, MI and raised by my Vietnamese, immigrant mother. I am queer. I use he/they pronouns. I love to cook, but am not any good at it.
- My research interests are in computational and dynamical modeling to understand human behavior and cognition.
I have strong interests in embodied and emergent theories of mind.
- I am currently exploring language processing, non-verbal communication, and second-language use.
- Investigating a real-time, dense, mouse-tracking measure of online sentence processing.
- Thinking about sound symbolism, colors, complexity matching, and VR.
- May 22, 2021. Presented Talk at California Meeting on Psycholinguistics (CAMP) titled "Mouse-tracking meta-cognitive ratings of comprehension during garden-path sentences."
- April 21, 2020. Awarded Honorable Mention for the National Science Foundation, Graduate Research Fellowship Program.
- April 11, 2019. Presented Poster (Creating Meaningfully Distinct Risk Categories for Juvenile Recidivism Risk Assessment Tools.) at Midwestern Psychological Association Conference.