Resume & CV
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I am a second year PhD student in the Department of Linguistics at UCLA, specializing in first language acquisition. My current interests include:
Acquisition at the phonetics/phonology interface
Multimodal aspects of language acquisition, such as visual discrimination of language by bilingual infants
Development of complex language processing mechanisms, such as resolving temporary syntactic ambiguities
Acquisition of various logical components of language, specifically through the lens of formal and compositional semantics
More broadly, I am interested in how language acquisition can fit into our understanding of language as a whole, and strongly believe that acquisition can inform linguistic theory in powerful ways. For this reason, I am always searching for ways acquisition can provide novel insights into areas of linguistics that are currently unexplained.
Coming soon! :)
University of California, Los Angeles
PhD: Linguistics (2019-present)
Anticipated MA completion: Spring 2021
Awards & Honors:
Graduate Summer Research Mentorship (GSRM) Awardee: awarded by the UCLA Graduate Division to fund summer work with a faculty mentor. Will be used to kickstart my project on the visual discrimination of language by bilingual infants in collaboration with Professor Megha Sundara.
Postponed to Summer of 2021 due to COVID-19.
Bachelor of Science: Chemistry, Linguistics (2019)
As an undergraduate at Duke University (Durham, NC), I pursued a double major in Chemistry (with a concentration in Chemical Biology) and Linguistics (with a concentration in psycho/neurolinguistics), as well as a minor in Russian Language and Culture.
Awards & Honors:
Angier B. (AB) Duke Memorial Scholarship: Full merit scholarship covering the expenses of housing, tuition, and related fees for all four years, as well as an independent research fund and a summer session at the University of Oxford. Awarded for demonstrated academic potential and evident intellectual curiosity and drive.
Bass Connections Fellow: Program providing funding to undergraduates engaged in interdisciplinary and inter-departmental research.
Used towards a Biomedical Engineering/Neuroscience project, "Oculomotor Response as an Objective Assessment for Mild TBI in the Pediatric Population"
Spearheaded project on development of biomarkers for mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI)
Assisted with eye-tracking assessments of regional K-12 football players
Undergraduate Travel Award, Charles Latiffe Foundation: Funding to attend Boston University Conference for Language Development (BUCLD), including travel, registration, and accommodation.
Graduate Student Researcher (UCLA)
Completing relevant coursework as part of the PhD track in Linguistics
Working with Prof. Megha Sundara on a project investigating the role of visual language discrimination by bilingual infants
Research Assistant, Bergelson Lab (Duke University)
Research Assistant responsible for running infant eye-tracking studies, annotating videos, and recruiting participants
Used Python scripts to extract tokens from in-home recordings of child-parent interactions from the SEEDLingS corpus