As an undergraduate at McGill, I worked in Ian Gold’s Neurophilosophy Lab. I helped design and run a mixed-methods experiment exploring the relationships among Internet usage, city living, social support, and discrimination as they relate to mental health. In addition to collecting quantitative data through questionnaires, I facilitated semi-structured interviews with young people about their experiences of social support and discrimination, online and offline.
In summer 2015 I worked as a research intern at the Embodied Cognition Group at Universität Potsdam in Germany. I researched scientific developments in embodied cognition, data visualization, and applied cognitive psychology to help improve graph readability in digital data visualizations. I designed and programmed an experiment to measure how label orientations and placements affected the speed of comprehension and memorability of data visualizations.