About Me


I am a second year Graduate student in the Department of Linguistics at the University of California, Berkeley, and I recently obtained a Master's degree in Linguistics at the University of Ottawa.

My main research interests are in the field of phonetics and phonology, especially in what acoustic and articulatory data from understudied languages can contribute to our understanding of the world's languages and to how humans process spoken language. My research focuses on languages of South America, including Panará (Jê), Mebêngôkre (Jê), and more recently, South Bolivian Quechua. As fieldwork phonetics is still under-represented in documentary linguistics, I am also interested in developing methodologies appropriate for conducting phonetic studies in the field, where resources are often scarce and the population of participants different from those commonly studied in a laboratory environment.