Work History

Work History
Sep 2005 - Present

Research Assistant

Visual Attention Lab, Rutgers University Center for Cognitive Science

Developed and implemented psychophysical experiments on visual attention using the Multiple Object Tracking paradigm. Programmed experiments using MatLab software. Prepared and analyzed data using SPSS and Excel. Presented results at conferences and department colloquia. Participated in academic writing. (Supervisor: Dr. Zenon Pylyshyn.)

Jul 2001 - Oct 2008

Research Associate (Consultant)

Public Health Institute

Involved in local and national tobacco marketing and policy studies. Assisted in advertising survey development and implementation. Produced training materials and trained data collectors for statewide and national surveys. Prepared and analyzed data using SPSS and Excel; presented results to varied audiences. Participated in academic and technical writing.

Sep 2006 - Jun 2008

Teaching Assistant - Cognition Lab

Rutgers University, Department of Psychology

Presented theoretical background and motivations for in-class experiment in cognitive psychology. Taught research methodology and relevant statistical analysis using SPSS.

Jul 2001 - Aug 2005

Computer Research Associate II

Stanford Prevention Research Center, Stanford University School of Medicine

Designed and implemented web-based health programs; adapted print materials for the Internet. Created web-based applications for screening research participants and project data collection. Developed database-driven web sites to disseminate Center research. Redesigned and maintained public and internal web sites. Produced promotional digital videos. Required proficiency in ASP, SQL, Javascript, HTML, Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat, Pagemaker, Premiere, SPSS, and Microsoft Office.

Dec 1997 - Aug 2005

Social Science Research Assistant III

Stanford Prevention Research Center, Stanford University School of Medicine

Prepared and managed complex data sets; performed analyses using SPSS and Excel. Designed, produced, and implemented surveys; conducted pilot tests. Participated in academic and technical writing. Produced reports for meetings, conferences, and community dissemination. Helped develop intervention strategies and materials for community health campaigns. Supervised research assistant; hired and trained temporary data collectors. Required proficiency in SPSS, SuperLab, Microsoft Office, Endnote, Filemaker, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Arcview.

May 1996 - Nov 1997

Bookkeeper Assistant / Research Assistant

Rice University, Jones Graduate School of Administration

Acted as part of a research team lead by Booz-Allen & Hamilton consultants to establish a long-term strategy for the school. Collected, organized, and analyzed data to characterize the school’s competitive situation and assisted in drawing conclusions from the analyses and directing research towards desired goals. Balanced and reconciled errors in monthly ledger reports under supervision of departmental financial analyst. Assisted Deans with budget planning; created spreadsheets to manage accounts and project yearly expenses. Developed and maintained financial databases. Trained staff to use the university’s new interactive accounting system. Assisted faculty research as needed.





Microsoft Office

Web Programming

HTML, ASP, and SQL programming

Photoshop and Illustrator




Currently seeking to apply my diverse research skills in projects that value a creative yet systematic and empirical approach to consumer-centered product development (in either academia or the private sector).


  • Extensive experience designing and conducting human-centered research in diverse academic disciplines.
  • Passionate about the research process and dedicated to using empirical methods to advance our understanding of human perception and behavior.
  • Comfortable communicating complex theories and research results to both academic and general audiences.
  • Solid computer programming skills that include the ability to develop applications for collecting and analyzing data (e.g., MATLAB, SPSS, Excel, and web-based programming languages).
  • Computer skills include MATLAB, SPSS, Excel, Word, Endnote, ArcView, PageMaker, Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere, Dreamweaver, and website programming languages (ASP, SQL, HTML); working knowledge of Python, R, E-Prime, SuperLab, Experimental Builder, and SR EyeLink eye-tracking system.


  • Visual awareness and attention
  • Object-based attention
  • Working memory and attention
  • Consciousness
  • Philosophy of mind
  • Psychology of religion