About me

I am a first generation graduate student in the Department of Psychology at the University of Florida. As a cognitive neuroscientist, I am interested in examining cognitive declines associated with healthy and pathological aging. My main goal is to develop tools and interventions that can help ease age-related cognitive deficits and improve navigation decisions among older adults. Under the mentorship of Dr. Steven Weisberg, I am conducting research on the intersection between individual differences in spatial navigation behavior and neural mechanisms of decision-making across the adult lifespan. I am using computational modeling, fMRI, and behavioral methods in an effort to achieve this goal.

As a member of the latinx/e community I am also passionate about conducting research on diverse populations as well as providing guidance and training for undergraduate students from minority and underrepresented backgrounds.

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  • Spatial navigation
  • Aging
  • fMRI
  • Decision making
  • Computational modeling
  • MS in Psychology, 2023

    University of Florida

  • BS in Psychology, 2017

    University of Florida

  • BA in Anthropology, 2017

    University of Florida

  • Post-baccalaureate, 2017-2020

    University of Florida


Individual differences in spatial navigation

Variability in human spatial navigation is the rule rather than the exception. Some people become lost easily and frequently, whereas …

Aging in an “infodemic”: The role of analytical reasoning, affect, and news consumption frequency on news veracity detection.

Increasing misinformation spread poses a threat to older adults but there is little research on older adultswithin the fake news …

Chronic oxytocin administration in older men modulates functional connectivity during animacy perception

While aging is associated with social-cognitive change and oxytocin plays a crucial role in social cognition, oxytocin’s effects on the …

Safety and tolerability of chronic intranasal oxytocin in older men: results from a randomized controlled trial

Rationale Most studies evaluating the safety and tolerability of intranasal oxytocin (OT) have not reported consistent adverse events …


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