I am a seventh-year doctoral student in the Clinical Psychology program at Rutgers University working with Dr. Teresa Leyro and Dr. Edward Selby of the Emotion and Psychopathology Lab. Prior to graduate school, I received my B.A. in Psychology and Neuroscience from Boston University. My research examines the role of transdiagnostic cognitive-affective vulnerabilities in the maintenance of substance use. I utilize a multi-method approach in my work to examine the reinforcing properties of cigarettes. I hope to inform treatment development and implementation through my research. I am currently completing my internship year in the Clinical Psychology Internship Training Program at Brown University.