Professional Me


PhD (Candidate), Linguistics, The State University of New York at Buffalo

Bachelor of Arts, English and Religious Studies, Concordia University-Ann Arbor

Institutes and Workshops

Catalyzing Advocacy in Science and Engineering Workshop, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Washington DC

Summer Institute, Linguistic Society of America, University of Michigan

Work Experience

Instructor, University at Buffalo, January 2017 - Present

Vice President, UB Graduate Student Association, July 2021 - May 2023

Research Assistant, University at Buffalo, August 2020 - May 2023

MDRF Director, UB Graduate Student Association, August 2016 - June 2021

Science Teacher, AmeriCorps/Delevan Grider Community Center, June - August 2015

Program Coordinator, Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, March 2011 - August 2014

Other Experience

Chair of the Board of Directors, Sub-Board I, INC

Committee Member, Student Engagement and Success Advisory Group (University at Buffalo)

Committee Member, University Learning Management System Review (University at Buffalo)

Committee Member, University Bookstore Task Force (University at Buffalo)

Committee Member, Food Pantry Task Force (University at Buffalo)

Co-Organizer, 2nd Annual Buffalo-Toronto Workshop on Linguistic Perspectives (University at Buffalo)

Committee Member, One World Cafe Steering Committee (University at Buffalo)

Department of Linguistics, University at Buffalo, 2017-2023

As instructor of record:

    LIN 205: Introduction to Linguistic Analysis / Spring 2022

    LIN 207: Language, Society, and the Individual / Spring 2018, 2019; Fall 2018, 2023

    LIN 301: Structures of English: Sound System / Fall 2017

    LIN 315: Language in its Social Setting / Fall 2019

Department of Linguistics, University of Rochester, 2020

As instructor of record:

    LIN 110: Introduction to Linguistic Analysis / Spring 2020


    Microsoft Office Suite (including Docs, Excel, Publisher) - Advanced

    Google Application Suite (including Docs, Slides, Forms) - Advanced

    R - Proficient

    Blackboard - Proficient

    Python - Beginner

    HTML - Beginner

    LaTeX - Beginner

    Praat - Beginner

Research and Presentation

    Linguistic Analysis - Advanced

    Public Speaking - Advanced

    Data Presentation - Advanced

    Statistical Analysis - Proficient

    Experimental Design - Proficient

    Data Visualization - Proficient

    Survey Methodology - Proficient

    Database Management - Proficient


Linguistics--the scientific study of language--exists at a crossroads of both social and natural science, where to begin doing linguistic analysis, we must have a basic understanding of physics, fluid dynamics, anatomy, sociology, acoustics and anthropology. As I finish my degree, my dream is to bring the knowledge I’ve gained as a researcher combined with the skills I’ve learned through my professional experience to make science and scientific discovery accessible to everyone. 

I believe one of my greatest strengths is in my ability to admit when I don't know something (and actually acknowledge it!). The other side of this is being genuinely interested in learning. When I graduated with my bachelors degree, I thought I knew everything, but moving through this terminal degree, I've come to understand that I know like three things. And it's this perspective that allows me to be open to learning new things every day.

Of course! I'm passionate, organized and motivated. I can work in a team or on my own, and I can be an awesome right hand or an excellent leader.