I am a third-year Linguistics Ph.D. student at The University at Buffalo. This year, I'm also a Research Assistant to Dr. Juergen Bohnemyer contributing to the Causality Across Languages project during Fall semester and am teaching during Spring term. Earlier academic positions include working as a Teacher's Assistant at UB, as an undergraduate research assistant at the University of Oregon's Brain Development Lab, and as a student researcher at UO's Northwest Indian Language Institute.
My research interests include the syntax-semantics interface and using experimental methods to examine typology and language evolution. For my upcoming Qualifying Paper, research involves comparing the environments in which optional definiteness marking occurs in Russian, Korean, and English. For my dissertation, I am interesting in exploring whether a language's grammar impacts a hearer's processing accuracy and speed.