About me

Academic

I’m currently a Ph.D. student in linguistics at New York University. I’m primarily interested in psycho and neurolinguistic investigations of incrementality in sentence processing. I conduct studies that aim to shed light on the ways that people build up meaning through syntactic and semantic cues as more words are encountered in a sentence.

I completed an M.A. in linguistics in May 2017 after working for a few years in the EEG lab at Michigan State University with my adviser, Dr. Alan Beretta. My research has focused on how people process nominal compounds in sentences as a way of understanding what cues can lead a parser to commit to a structure it has built, and what elicits the need for revisions of that structure.

Personal

I’m a strong believer in community engagement and volunteerism. I spent three years in the Peace Corps serving in Benin. I worked for two years with The Listening Ear Crisis Intervention Center as a volunteer crisis counselor on their hotline. I currently work with Community Help in Park Slope (CHiPS), volunteering with their residence program and soup kitchen.

I also really enjoy just about anything that takes me outdoors. I bike places whenever I can. Several time per year, I go hiking, canoeing, snowshoeing, etc.