I am an Assistant Professor of Health Education and Behavior at the University of Florida (UF). Before moving to UF, I was a Research Assistant Professor (Department of Psychology) affiliated with the Clinical and Research Institute on Addictions (CRIA; formerly Research Institute on Addictions) at the University at Buffalo where I was funded by an Individual (F32) Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, National Institutes of Health. Prior to joining the CRIA, I was a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Psychological Sciences at the University of Missouri – Columbia, affiliated with the Alcohol Health and Behavior Lab and the Social Cognitive and Addiction Neuroscience Lab. I received my BA in Physical Anthropology from the University of California – Santa Barbara, where I worked at the Center of Evolutionary Psychology. I received my MS and PhD in Psychology, with an Emphasis in Evolution and Human Behavior, from the University of Miami. I recently completed my MPH with a Micro-Credential in Strategies for Eliminating Health Inequities from the University at Buffalo’s School of Public Health and Health Professions.