I am a 4th year Linguistics PhD student at University of Maryland. My advisors are Prof. Norbert Hornstein and Prof. Howard Lasnik. I completed my MA thesis "O licenciamento do sujeito nulo em orações subjuntivas do português brasileiro: contribuições para a Teoria de Controle por Movimento." in 2011 at Universidade de São Paulo, under the supervision of Prof. Jairo Nunes. In my thesis, I discuss obviation effects and the status of null subjects in subjunctive clauses in Brazilian Portuguese.
My area of research is Syntax under a generative framework. I am currently interested in long distance dependencies in Syntax and on the nature of experiencers and subjects, in general. I am also interested in language acquisition and semantics.
Besides Linguistics, I like to read, write, and experience arts in general. In my spare time I play the guitar, and do a lot of sports/physical activities. I love to play with my adorable cat too, and cook all sorts of vegan goodies.