Education

Doctor of Philosophy, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX

(2005-2011) Major: Social Psychology

Research Experience: Neuroendocrinology, testosterone, estradiol, mating, attraction, and relationship behavior

Dissertation Topic: Women’s mating strategies across the menstrual cycle.

Committee: W. Steve Rholes, Jeffry A. Simpson, Gerianne M. Alexander, and Michael S. Alvard

Masters of Science, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX

(2002- 2005)  Major: Social Psychology

Research Experience: Perceptions in relationships, hormonal shifts, and

human behavior

Thesis: Changes in relationship quality and perception across the female menstrual cycle: A diary study of dating couples.

Committee: Jeffry A. Simpson, W. Steve Rholes, and Michael Alvard

Bachelor of Arts, University of Texas, Austin, TX

(1999-2002)  Major: Psychology (Plan One Honors Program with Highest Honors)

Research Experience: Tested the link between facial masculinity,

testosterone, behavior, and women’s preference for masculinity

Thesis: Testosterone’s Role in Mating Strategies and Sexual Dimorphism in Facial Structure: Do women perceive masculine differently than less masculine men?

Advisor: Devendra Singh

Relevant Skills

  • Capillary and Venous Blood Collection in infant, child, adult, and elderly populations
  • Radioimmunoassay of hormones
  • DNA Sample Specialist
  • Calibrated Peer Review System (CPR) – trained on the CPR system implemented to manage writing assignments and integrate evaluation practice in large classes
  • SSPSS, SAS, LISREL, AMOS, Hierarchical Linear Modeling (HLM), SQL, R

Relevant Courses

  • Accounting
  • Human Motivation
  • Psychology of Sex
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Attitudes and Behavior (graduate)
  • Abnormal Psychology (graduate)
  • Cultural Psychology (graduate)
  • Intervention Design (graduate)
  • Social Psychology (graduate)
  • Neuropsychology (graduate)
  • Culture and Evolution (graduate)
  • Self-Control (graduate)
  • Judgment and Decision Making (graduate)
  • Statistics (graduate)
    • ANOVA
    • Regression
    • Factor Analysis
    • Hierarchical Multivariate Linear Modeling
    • Structural Equation Modeling
  • Courses Taught – Sole instructor
    • Introductory Psychology ~200 students
    • Upper Division Social Psychology ~ 60 students
    • Experimental Psychology

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