About me

I am a Level II PhD student in the Linguistics program at The Graduate Center, CUNY, where I also hold an MA (2019). I am a research coordinator in the Second Language Acquisition lab, and the assistant to the directors at the Research Institute for the Study of Language in Urban Society (RISLUS). Gita Martohardjono and Irina Sekerina are my primary advisors.

My research interests revolve around experimental morphosyntax and semantics, heritage languages, and bilingualism. Particularly, I am interested in the effects of bilingual experience on L1 and L2 sentence processing. To learn more about my research, check out my Research tab!

Before coming to the Graduate Center, I received a BA in Spanish Secondary Education, a BS in Psychology, and an MA in Hispanic Studies, all from Louisiana State University. I am an avid fan of LSU football, and never turn down an invitation for some boiled crawfish. Geaux Tigers.

I am a Texas native, and actively contribute to the stereotype where Texans talk about how cool they think Texas is. I wholeheartedly believe there are few problems in life which cannot be solved by a frozen margarita and a bowl of queso. I also love my dog Remy, a good fantasy book, sappy movies, and spontaneous adventures.

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