Undergrad: Washington State University Vancouver B.S., Psychology
Grad: University of Nevada, Reno M.A., Social Psychology
Research Interests: Behavioral predictors and indicators of relationship commitment; Cognitions, attitudes and beliefs about same-sex couples and same-sex families; Relationship formation and development (heterosexual and LGBT); Cognitive mechanisms for integrating relationship partners within the self; Cognitive processes involved in perceptions of intimacy. Social, interpersonal, and behavioral influences on relationship development and maintenance.
Hobbies: Hiking, camping, fitness, cooking, fishing, and gardening.
Favorite Local Hangouts: The Grand Sierra Resort, Lake Tahoe, Mt. Rose, Legends shopping center.