About me

I am a graduate student in Janet van Hell’s Bilingualism and Language Development Lab, where I primarily study the comprehension of dialectal variation and code-switching. I use neuropsychological (EEG) and behavioral methods to understand how cognitive, linguistic, and social factors interact during language processing. The research page details my past work, current interests, and future directions.

In addition to my main research agenda, I also enjoy learning new coding and software skills. My posts on data wrangling, analysis, and visualization in R and MATLAB and R Markdown Guide for Psychology Graduate Students are available for similarly interested researchers. Outside the lab, I love to cook, knit, play volleyball, and snuggle with my greyhound, Zuko.

I began my dual title Ph.D. in Psychology and Language Science, with a Specialization in Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, at The Pennsylvania State University in 2018. I am in the Cognitive Area of the Department of Psychology and affiliated with the Center for Language Science.

I earned my M.S. in Psychology from The Pennsylvania State University in 2020 and my B.A. in Psychology, with a minor in Linguistics, from The University of Chicago in 2015. In between, I worked as a financial analyst supporting fair lending and language access initiatives at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.