I am an Omidyar Complexity Fellow at the Santa Fe Institute (Sept. 2019 — )


In Fall 2020, I'll start at the University of California, Merced, as an Assistant Professor of Cognitive & Information Sciences

I'm currently a postdoctoral research scientist at Indiana University, Bloomington, mentored by Robert Goldstone and David Landy.

I did my PhD in the Department of Cognitive Science at the University of California, San Diego, with Rafael Núñez.

Before I found my calling as a cognitive scientist, I lived in Canada, where I was a child detective, then a professional magician, and finally a national team wrestler and alternate for the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

(The image at right illustrates how — in sport as in science — using your head can save the day.)

When I'm not tracing the limits of human imagination,
you'll find me biking around town,
cooking feasts for chosen family,
and working toward a more just society.
(Alhough perhaps not all at once.)

Thanks for visiting.  I’d love to hear from you.