I am a fourth-year graduate student in Professor Judith Hall’s laboratory, working towards my Ph.D. in psychology. My general research interests focus on nonverbal communication and interpersonal sensitivity. More specifically, I am interested in how individual differences such as attachment style can influence interpersonal sensitivity in close relationships. For example, when someone is in physical discomfort or coping with a stressful event, I am interested in the expression of nonverbal cues and how their partner or other close relations accurately or inaccurately decode those cues. I am interested in examining the encoding and decoding of nonverbal behavior of physical discomfort among strangers, friends, romantic couples, doctor-patient dyads, and even among coach-player and athletic trainer-player dyads.