I am Assistant Professor of Neurology at Rutgers University and principal investigator of a NIH-funded career development award as well as other external and internal awards. Through the NAN LEAD program, I learned a lot about various leadership and professional development topics, which have been very useful as I navigate the role of an early career investigator and starting/running my own lab. I plan to continue being active within NAN, including my current membership in the legislative action & advocacy committee. In the future, I hope to take on leadership positions in NAN. Outside of academia, I am passionate about exploring new recipes in my cooking and learning new information through books/podcasts.
I am an Assistant Professor and Rehabilitation Neuropsychologist in the Brain Injury Research Center at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. I am fortunate to have participated in the NAN LEAD program for the 2022-2023 professional advancement curriculum. The NAN LEAD program offered valuable insights into my leadership style, taught effective leadership strategies, provided opportunities to hone leadership skills, and fostered meaningful connections with other early-career neuropsychologists and established leaders in the field. The skills I have gained empower me to take on leadership roles and make impactful contributions to our field---and other areas in my life as I am an avid runner, boulderer, and community advocate. I am now more confident and eager than ever to pursue leadership roles at my institute and in the greater NAN community.
I am a board-certified neuropsychologist and Assistant Professor of Neurology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, with clinical practice in an adult neuro-medical population, research interests in sleep and neurodegenerative pathophysiology, and medico-legal interests in both criminal/civil cases as well as fitness for duty evaluations. The NAN LEAD program helped me refine skills related to facilitating contributions from colleagues with different communication preferences and reducing burnout in leadership positions.
I am currently an early-career pediatric neuropsychologist practicing at Children's Hospital of Orange County, where I direct the Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Program and support the Neuropsychology Training Program. The NAN Lead Program provided me a wonderful opportunity to better understand and develop my own leadership and communication styles, learn from others how to increase my effectiveness as a leader across a variety of contexts, and facilitate self-reflection of my values and priorities as a leader. As I am passionate about advancing and addressing disparities within neuropsychology training and practice, I look forward to applying my experience with this program towards my continued participation in national leadership, service, and advocacy.