I am a current Cognitive Psychology Ph.D. student at Yale University. My research combines psychophysical and neuroimaging techniques to explore questions of social perception. More concretely, I investigate the various ways in which the visual system traffics not only in “boring” features like shape or color, but also more rich social information like animacy and race. Before coming to Yale, I earned my B.A. from Dartmouth College, where I triple-majored in Cognitive Science, Japanese Studies, and “A Cappella Studies” (although that last one isn’t technically on my transcript). After graduating I stayed on at Dartmouth for two years, working as lab manager/research assistant for my senior thesis advisor.
I have been teaching since I was 18 years old, when I took a gap year between high school and college to privately tutor SAT and GCE A-level Math and English. Since then I have also had the pleasure of teaching introductory Japanese and Cognitive Science to the dozens of undergraduates under my care. In my spare time I enjoy reading, playing video games, and singing.
As someone who grew up in Trinidad & Tobago, I know how frightening the application process can be if you’re going it alone. To that end, I want nothing more than to help deserving students fulfill their dreams of going to a top school, regardless of who they are or where they may come from.