I am interested in the evolutionary basis of cognitive biases in the domains of human cooperation and punishment, person perception "updating," and partner choice strategies. In particular, I am exploring the mechanics of welfare tradeoff functions in children and adults. I approach these topics by drawing insight from evolutionary and developmental psychology, anthropology and biology. Currently, I am a first year graduate student in the Department of Psychology. Before joining the EPL in 2014 as lab manager, my undergraduate work at Union College focused primarily on human mating strategies and error management.