I investigate how people pursue and achieve their goals. My primary focus is the phenomenon of flow, where goal pursuit feels deeply immersive and effortlessly engaging, resulting in optimal performance and well-being. My approach is multidisciplinary. Using tools from psychology, machine learning, and artificial intelligence, I develop mathematical models that illuminate the inner working of flow and reveal actionable strategies for optimizing flow in daily life.

I hold a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Drexel University and a PhD in psychology from Yale University. After earning my doctorate, I completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Northeastern University. My work has been published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Nature Human Behaviour, Nature Communications, and Trends in Cognitive Sciences.