Currently a Ph.D. Student in Education at UC Davis, I am interested in cognition, the body, and embodied contemplative practices. I am investigating the effects that a school-based yoga intervention has on children’s self-regulation from an embodied cognitive scientific perspective. I am interested in qualitatively exploring the effects these programs have on teachers’ perceptions of teaching quality. I am a Graduate Research Assistant on a project examining the impact yoga may have on preschoolers who show signs of impulsivity and hyperactivity at the MIND Institute. I also work as a Graduate Student Research in lab that examines the ways wearable technologies and video games increase adolescents’ awareness around health. I am the Principal Investigator of “Stories From the Mat,” a study examining literacy practices of yoga instructors and the ways in which instructors’ stories showcases their lived experiences and the connections they experience between their practice and writing.
This profile was last updated on May 18, 2016