I received my PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Utah in 2020. My research focuses on how interpersonal processes impact relationship dynamics and outcomes, and using this knowledge to improve treatments involving couples. Specifically, this focus has included understanding the drivers of the demand/withdraw interaction pattern, factors that help or hinder empathic understanding in couples, and what influences disclosure among military service members to others, such as romantic partners and mental health clinicians. A second arm of my research focuses on improving statistical and methodological practices in the study of couples.