I am a graduate student in the Clinical Science and Psychopathology Research program. I am interested in studying mechanistic underpinnings of maladaptive threat responses using experimental techniques, such as conditioning. In particular, I am interested in maladaptive threat responses that are common to several anxiety-related disorders, such as avoidance and generalization. I am also interested in the relationship between behavior and anxiety, with a specific interest in behaviors that may serve to maintain maladaptive anxiety. Prior to arriving at the University of Minnesota for graduate school, I worked for two years as a post-baccalaureate research fellow at the National Institutes of Health in the Section on Neurobiology of Fear and Anxiety.