I am a doctoral candidate in the Department of Psychology at West Virginia University, where my major training area is Clinical Psychology, with a specialization in Health Psychology. As a research associate in the Anxiety, Psychophysiology, and Pain Research Laboratory, I have specific interests in: (1) the psychological processes and mechanisms involved in pain/symptom perception, treatment-seeking behavior, and health outcomes; (2) the etiology and treatment of healthcare-related fear and anxiety; and, (3) the dissemination of knowledge on these topics to healthcare professionals. In addition to working actively as a researcher, I also spend time engaging in direct clinical service and university-level teaching. As a supervised clinical psychologist, I have experience in assessment and treatment across a range of psychopathology, with specific interest in the treatment of anxiety disorders. At West Virginia University, in the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences, I have served as an instructor for five large sections of PSYC 101: Introduction to Psychology and as a teaching assistant for graduate-level courses in clinical interviewing and behavior therapy.