I am a second-year Linguistics Ph.D. student and current president and former secretary of the Graduate Linguistics Association at The University at Buffalo. This year, I'm also a Research Assistant to Dr. Juergen Bohnemyer contributing to the Causality Across Languages project and an active participant in Semantic Typology Lab. 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. I am currently conducting independent research with Dr. EunHee Lee that investigates correlations in noun phrase structure and cognitive activation status in Korean and English. For my upcoming Qualifying Paper, my planned research includes a study comparing optional definiteness marking in Russian and Korean with definite marking in English. Afterward, my tentative dissertation topic focuses on using Miniature Artificial Language to examine whether grammar enhances language processing efficiency.