I am a fourth-year PhD candidate in the Department of Geography, The Pennsylvania State University. Since 2016, I have been working as a Research Assistant for Dr. Alexander Klippel in ChoroPhronesis.
I am a spatial cognition researcher with special interests in immersive virtual reality (iVR), GIScience, data visualization, and their application in wayfinding and navigation, spatial thinking, and place-based education. My dissertation research focuses on the investigation of spatial cognition using virtual environments. One area of my work focuses on the effect of immersion on spatial learning. The second area of my research centers on geographic scale, defined as the spatial extent visually accessible from a single viewpoint, and its impact on spatial learning in environmental space. More information about my research can be found on the Research page.
I like programming. I have been collaborating with Linguists, volcanologists, and geoscience educators to develop a colorful array of place-based iVR applications. Please check out my Demonstration page for more details.