I received my B.A. in Psychology from D'Youville College in Buffalo, NY and I received my graduate degrees in Clinical Psychology from the University at Buffalo, in Buffalo, NY. I completed my pre-doctoral clinical residency and postdoctoral training with Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic and the University of Pittsburgh Department of Psychiatry. I began teaching at Westminster in 2016. My teaching areas include Abnormal Psychology, Psychological Assessment, Clinical Psychology, and Introduction to Psychology. My specific research interests focus on the underlying cognitive, behavioral and motivational factors associated with cigarette smoking and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). I am currently collaborating with investigators at the University of Pittsburgh on multiple projects aimed at further understanding the link between ADHD and smoking. Outside of the classroom and research lab, I am also a psychology resident at a local mental health agency where I treat individuals across the lifespan with many forms of psychopathology. Additionally, I am the adviser to both the Psychology Club and Psi Chi (psychology national honor society). In my non-Westminster time, I enjoy doing just about anything with my husband and son, Harrison.