I am a postdoctoral fellow at the Cognitive Development Center & Department of Cognitive Science at Central European University in Budapest, Hungary. I work with Ágnes Melinda Kovács and Ernő Téglás, as part of a larger research network investigating the origins of abstract combinatorial thought in humans. In particular, I am investigating the precursors of semantic development in infancy. I'm also continuing previous work in developmental pragmatics, looking at how semantic development is influenced by the ways in which children reason about the minds of others.

Previously, I was a postdoctoral fellow in the Département d'Etudes Cognitives at the Ecole Normale Supérieure, affiliated with the Institut Jean Nicod, the Laboratoire de Sciences Cognitives et Psycholinguistique and the LINGUAE research group.  There, I worked with Salvador Mascarenhas and Emmanuel Chemla on a project titled "Interpretation, Reasoning & Decisions". We looked at developmental differences in reasoning and hypothesis testing, with a particular focus on the role of pragmatic processes in reasoning. 

I got my PhD in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Maryland, under the supervision of Valentine Hacquard & Jeffrey Lidz. I also worked with Alexander Williams and Meredith Rowe during my time at Maryland. I was an active participant in the Maryland language science community and a proud member of our interdisciplinary Philosophy & Linguistics group (PHLING). 

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