About

I am a fourth year Ph.D. student in the Department of Linguistics at the University of California, Santa Cruz. My research primarily focuses on phonology, the study of sound-structure systems in language, and syntax, the study of sentence structure. Additionally, my current research is interested in questions concerning phonology’s interfaces to other components of grammar. My current advisor is Grant McGuire. Previously, I was advised by Junko Ito prior to her retirement.

Prior to coming to Santa Cruz in 2019, I was at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where I received a Master’s degree in Linguistics. My Masters thesis was “On Subcategorization and PRIORITY: Evidence from Welsh Allomorphy” which was advised by Jennifer L. Smith and explored the allomorphy of the Welsh definite article.

See Research for a more detailed description of my research.

I am also a co-organizer for WLMA (with Maya Wax Cavallaro), which is a reading group dedicated to to discussing topics of shared interest relating to indigenous and understudied languages, with a special emphasis on the languages of Mesoamerica.