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 is my primary advisor.
My research interests revolve around experimental morphosyntax and semantics, heritage languages, and bilingualism. Particularly, I am interested in the effects of bilingual experience on both L1 and L2 sentence processing. To read 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 constantly find myself craving crawfish, boudin, and jambalaya. Geaux Tigers.
I am a Texas native, and actively contribute to the stereotype where Texans talk about how much they love Texas. 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 a good fantasy book, sappy movies, my dog Remy, and taking in as much culture as I possibly can.