I am a third-year Quantitative Methods Ph.D. student in the Department of Psychology and Human Development, and a National Science Foundation (NSF) graduate research fellow. Methodologically, I focus on improving the practical and substantive utility of methods for modeling nested data, including multilevel modeling, SEM, and MSEM. Currently in my NSF-funded work, I am studying approaches for identifying and resolving collinearity problems in multilevel models. Substantively, I am particularly interested in applying advanced statistical methods to questions in developmental and family psychology. I have also conducted work investigating the use of virtual reality for enhancing behavioral measurement and assessment in psychology.