In Fall 2020, I'm joining the University of California, Merced as Assistant Professor of Cognitive & Information Sciences


I am currently an Omidyar Complexity Fellow at the Santa Fe Institute.

Previously, I did postdoctoral research 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 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.

(This image 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.
(Though perhaps not all at once.)

Thanks for visiting. 

I’d love to hear from you.