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I am a Behavioral Neuroscientist who specializes in the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory. I earned my Ph.D. in Neuroscience at the University of Arizona in 2008, where I did research on how age-related changes in the brain affect learning and memory. I have spent the last 10 years teaching a variety of undergraduate courses at the University of Washington and at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, where I have been recognized for excellence in undergraduate teaching and public service.


I have always been interested in how organisms learn and remember, and this curiosity, combined with my love for all things behavior, led me to dog training. In 2015, I completed Karen Pryor’s Dog Training Professional Program to become a Certified Training Partner (KPA-CTP). With my expertise in animal learning, neuroscience, and teaching, I think I can offer a unique perspective on the science of learning for both humans and dogs!

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