Jimmy received his B.A. in sociology from Northwestern University. After spending multiple years working on juvenile justice and education policy, he transitioned into mental health clinical care, working in an adolescent treatment program and an intensive-care psychiatric unit. Combining his past in research and present in clinical applications, Jimmy began working under the tutelage of Dr. Matthew Nock and Dr. Evan Kleiman on studies investigating cognitive, physiological, and affective markers related to self-harm and suicidality in adult and youth populations. In addition, he also spent time in Dr. Rebecca Saxe’s lab on a project focusing on the neuro-correlates of social craving/motivation. Most recently, Jimmy worked with Dr. BJ Casey on the longitudinal Adolescent Brain and Cognitive Development Study, which aims to hone in on the causes of substance use among teenagers using behavioral, self-report, biological, and neuroimaging data. Moving forward, Jimmy is interested in investigating the role that social interactions/cognition play in psychopathology via maladaptive coping methods and risky behaviors. When not at the lab, Jimmy is an outdoors enthusiast, trying to get out to rock climb, ice climb, mountain bike, or backcountry camp whenever feasible.