My main research interest revolves around understanding the general cognitive and affective properties of the mind, and how the prognosis of good and poor mental health status affects the developmental trajectories under chronic stress. To what extent reward-based networks can lead to increased proximity to vulnerability or heightened sensitivity to mental illness, specifically within the context of youth and adolescents, is an area that I am especially interested in. I am most interested in what factors help individuals become more resilient and build a narrative that they can get better with the right treatment practices. I believe that this can be done by combining neuroscience and functional imaging techniques (ex: fMRI, EEG) into the study and practice of clinical psychology.