Rachel joined the lab as a postdoctoral fellow in 2018. Rachel received her doctoral degree from Dartmouth College working with David Kraemer in the Cognitive Neuroscience of Learning Lab. At Georgetown, she is pleased to be working with Dr. Ian Lyons and Adam Green. Rachel's research interests include understanding cognition, emotional experience, and emotion regulation as it relates to educational outcomes, such as in math anxiety. Further, her research focuses on how different individuals experience and learn new information, looking at how conceptual representations of knowledge in the brain can be shaped by experience. Rachel's previous research utilizes measures such as psychophysiology, fMRI, and behavioral measures in the lab, online (MTurk), and in classroom environments to learn more about how emotion influences physiology and cognition. In the Lyons Lab, Rachel will be working on a variety of projects related to math anxiety. Outside the lab, Rachel enjoys yoga, teaching barre classes, theater, and spending time outside with her dog, Wilson.

Email: rachel.pizzie@gmail.com