Originally from San Diego, California, I am a second-year PhD student at Stanford University. My research thus far has concerned sociolinguistics and the linguistic constructions of personae in contemporary popular music. I am also interested in the relationship between social ideologies and language production and processing, which is the topic of my first Qualifying Paper.
I graduated from the University of Edinburgh with a Masters of Arts with First Class Honours in Linguistics in 2020. During my time there, I served as the First Year Representative, Social Secretary, and President of the student Lingusitics Society.I also served as the National Chair of the Undergraduate Linguistics Association of Britain. Over the course of COVID-19, I helped found and served as the Head of the Review Team for the new Journal of the Undergradaute Linguistics Association of Britain. While I have since stepped down from this role, I encourage any and all undergraduates and high schoolers interested in linguistics to take a look at their work!
I am one of those folks with a linguistics tattoo; it's a length symbol, used in the International Phonetic Alphabet to represent sounds which durate longer than would be typical. Linguistics has literally saved my life, and I want to commemorate that and celebrate it every day. So here’s to phonemes and to life, because sometimes they go on longer than you’d expect!
If you, like me, are someone who enjoys learning languages, you can check out my language-learning progress on Duolingo, where I practice my Spanish and am learning Russian and Greek. Feel free to follow me, too!