I am a Principal Investigator at the Universitat Jaume I in Castellón de la Plana, Spain.
I hold a BA in Neuroscience from Macalester College in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Subsequently, I was the first PhD student in the NIH Graduate Partnership Program in Neuroscience with University College London (UCL). Under the guidance of Neil Burgess at UCL, I used virtual spatial navigation paradigms to test how hippocampal oscillatory and novelty processing findings in rodents extend to humans. Upon completing my PhD, I received a Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellowship awarded by the Wellcome Trust. Collaborating with Karl Friston at UCL and Gustavo Deco at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, I developed my research program using behavioral, computational, and neuroimaging approaches to study whether map-like learning mechanisms are a widespread phenomenon in the brain beyond spatial cognition. From 2018-2020, I was an Associate Professor (Scandinavian equivalent of an Assistant Professor) at the Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience, where I started the Decision and Memory Group. I was also a visiting Lecturer in the Princeton University Department of Psychology from 2020 to 2021. In fall 2021, I will be joining the Department of Psychobiology, Basic and Clinical Psychology at the Universitat Jaume I in Castellón de la Plana, Spain.