Faces play an essential role during social interactions because they convey a wealth of socially relevant information such as identity, gender, ethnicity, emotional state, personality traits, and social status. These non-verbal social cues can have a profound impact on social interactions by influencing how we feel, think, and behave towards others. My research program aims at understanding how humans analyze social cues conveyed by faces, and how the nature of this process changes across the lifespan.
I am also a university professor who is passionate about teaching transferrable skills to my students. I utilize my research methods course as an opportunity to teach students how to consume research in publications and in the media.