Social and Decision Neuroscience Ph.D. @ Caltech
I research the neuroscience of poverty and discrimination. My motivation directly stems from my experiences growing up in a disadvantaged neighborhood in Brazil. I have a background in Economics, including an MSc from Shanghai Jiao Tong University. When I started my studies at Brigham Young University, I became determined to dedicate my career to helping inform and create effective policies to lift those in poverty.
How do poverty and resource scarcity affect people's perceptions and behaviors?
Why do people discriminate against those who are different? What can be done to change it?
Under what circumstances are people most dishonest, both in the lab and in the field?