Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Year in program: 4th
Research Interests: My research interests are in vigilance and nueroergonomics. I am interested in exploring how humans are impacted when performing tasks that require extreme, sustained attention such as in baggage screening, air traffic control, and driving. Additionally, I utilize a variety of physiological tools such as transcranial doppler sonography (TCD), functional near-infrared spectroscopy, and eye tracking to gain further insight into how people are affected by such tasks. From this, we hope to create solutions that will aid people when performing these tasks. The ultimate goal is to be able to physiologically monitor people in real-time to determine when their performance will start to decline.
Career Aspirations: I hope to work at an organization where the research I conduct will have a meaningful impact on the world and will also improve people's experiences on the products they use. I also hope to work with a variety of innovative people who also share the same goals as me.
Fun Fact: I am in the end credits of an episode of "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon."
Advice to younger students: Manage your time properly. There is always going to be some type of work you should be doing, but you can have time to take a mental break too! It's all about balance so check in with yourself regularly to make sure you're not burnt out.