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.  In 2016 I received my PhD in experimental social psychology at Brown University.  I also 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 commonsense: what is it, and what does it reveal about the structure of our concepts across domains? I work across a variety of areas, including intentional and teleological reasoning, moral communication, and human-machine interaction.