My journey in Linguistics started on my first day as a literacy volunteer. At some point during the training, I thought about how words were formed of smaller units (morphology), how accents were possible in different speakers (phonology), and why some sentences were more favorable to learners than others (syntax). Later, my attempts at systematically explaining meaning (semantics) were futile. Something needed to be done.

I studied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition (SLA) at the University of Maryland.

I am currently a 3rd year PhD student in the Department of Linguistics at Georgetown University. I’m also a current member of NERT.