I am a social cognitive scientist at the Human-Machine Social Systems Lab, a capability of the Mitre Corporation located at MassRobotics in Boston, MA. 

I recently completed an NRC postdoc in explanation and high-level cognition at the AI Center at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory.  I received my PhD in experimental social psychology at Brown University, hold an M.Phil. in History and Philosophy of Science from the University of Cambridge, and B.A. in psychology and cognitive science from Williams College. 

Throughout my work runs the theme of human commonsense: what is it, and what does it reveal about the structure and social function of our concepts across domains? I work across a variety of areas, including intentional and teleological reasoning and explanation, moral communication, and human-machine interaction.