I am a social cognitive scientist at the Mitre Corporation in Bedford, MA. I previously 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. I hold an M.Phil. in History and Philosophy of Science from the University of Cambridge and a B.A. in psychology and cognitive science from Williams College.
Throughout my work runs the theme of human common sense: 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.