I completed a BA in Psychology at the State University of New York at Genseseo, and then an MSc in Psychological Research at the University of Oxford. I'm currently back at Oxford completing a doctorate in Experimental Psychology.
Well before I began my academic career, I also worked professionally as a magician. During my undergrad and master's courses, my studies of visual cognition and my performances occurred in parallel. But since I began my DPhil (PhD), I've been lucky enough to have found a way to combine these two passions. My thesis project titled: "Observations on Invisibility: The Roles of Expectation and Attention in Human Awareness" involves a combination of behavioral research methodologies from cognitive psychology combined with visual stimuli inspired by performance magic. Effectively, I'm working to become a doctor in the Science of Magic.
Just as my magic has inspired my academic work, my studies of psychology and human perception has also allowed enhance my skills as a performer.