What are some of the highlights of your career?
Prior to arriving at Western, I was a behavioral neuroscientist at the Department of Defense. What I enjoy most about being at Western is the focus on teaching and mentorship. The ability to work individually and with small groups of students is unique compared to my peers at other universities.
At conferences, our students regularly dazzle attendees with research rarely seen at the undergraduate level. Many of my students have gone on to earn advanced degrees and have created careers for themselves within the field of psychology. Some have even become college professors!
What most excites you about your field?
As a field, psychology has only begun to scratch the surface. Technology continues to enable psychologists to gain a better understanding of the inner workings of the human brain.
What is your favorite thing about the Gunnison Valley?
Whether it’s skiing, biking or hiking, I’m outdoors most days of the week. Living in a place where you can literally walk out your front door and be in nature is a dream come true.