I received my PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and completed my clinical psychology internship at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). Much of my research examines everyday emotional experience with a particular focus on affective regulation in individuals diagnosed with MDD. I am working to clarify the conceptual and empirical overlap between affective instability and other temporal dynamics of emotional experience. My research is also designed to examine how important components of emotion regulation (e.g., emotional awareness) and interpersonal factors (e.g., perceived rejection) affect everyday emotional experience. I am interested in understanding why emotion regulation processes are sometimes adaptive and, at other times, maladaptive.