Prior to arriving at Concordia in Fall 2014, I received my B.A. (Psychology, French, Gender Studies; magna cum laude) and M.A. (Psychology) from Marietta College and my Ph.D. in Life-span Developmental Psychology from West Virginia University under the mentorship of JoNell Strough. I am a member of Phi Beta Kappa, the American Psychological Association, and the Gerontological Society of America. My hobbies include reading and playing with my cats Mao, Magnus, and Maude.