I am an Associate Professor in the Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience at the Norwegian University of Science & Technology.
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. Working with Karl Friston at UCL and Gustavo Deco at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, I used behavioral, computational, and neuroimaging approaches to study whether map-like learning mechanisms are a widespread phenomenon in the brain beyond spatial cognition.