My interest in linguistics started with the description and revitalization of the Ozolotepec variety of Miahuatec Zapotec. Over time, my interests have branched out into Cognitive Semantics, NLU/NLP, and linguistic annotation for machine intelligence. This page includes information for current students about current/past classes, as well as a curated list of other linguistic work.

Translation/Editing Services

Currently accepting long-form translation projects (books, articles, technical documentation) as well as multimedia translation projects (subtitles, etc). I also accept smaller-scale projects for regular clients. The languages I offer are Spanish, Japanese, and French into English (USA) or Spanish (LatAm). For a free consultation, please get in touch.

Linguistics Classes

Current/Upcoming Classes

  • Fall 2018 - San José State University
    • LING 20: The Nature of Language (Sections TBD)
    • LING 21: Language and Thinking (Sections TBD)

Past Classes

  • Fall 2015 - San José State University
    • LING 21: Language and Thinking

Academic Work

Conference Presentations

  • 2015, Linguistics & TESOL Symposium - San José State University.
  • 2014, Linguistics & TESOL Symposium - San José State University.


  • 2015, Survey of Zapotecan Languages - Georgetown University. Transcribed data from the groundbreaking corpus under the direction of Dr. Mark Sicoli.

Academic Service

  • 2015, Breath of Life - UC Berkeley. One of two linguists assigned to work with the Wailaki (Ken-nes-te) language of the Eel River in Northern California.
  • 2015, Taller de Tonos - Centro Cultural San Pablo. Linguist mentor for the Zapotecan group of the "Taller de Tonos" at Centro Cultural San Pablo in Oaxaca. Was publicly congratulated for an excellent job by Paco Arellanes (UNAM).