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Research interests

I research the use of nature and nature-based learning methods to support wellbeing in autistic people of all ages.


I completed my undergraduate degree in Special Education and History at Elon University in 2018. I then received a Fulbright grant to study in the UK; through my Fulbright, I earned my MSc Autism from the University of Strathclyde. I went on to start my PhD in Psychology at the University of Cambridge under the supervision of Prof Claire Hughes and Prof Jenny Gibson. My PhD focuses on nature's role in supporting wellbeing in several understudied contexts: in young children during the Covid-19 pandemic and in autistic people across the life course. I submitted my PhD in summer 2022 and will defend it later this year. 


Education/Academic qualification

Education, MSc, University of Strathclyde

Award Date: 10 Nov 2019

Education, BA, Elon University

Award Date: 19 May 2018


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