I'm a fifth year PhD Candidate and National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Washington. My research is primarily in the areas of computational sociophonetics and sign linguistics.
Some current research projects:
- Dissertation: Modeling perceptual learning of novel dialect features.
- Some initial results, presented at the Pacific Northwest Regional Natural Language Processing Workshop.
- Abstract for my upcoming presentation at Experimental Approaches to Perception and Production of Language Variation (ExAPP) 2016.
- Studying language use and variation on microblogging platforms, including Twitter and Vine (see publications).
- Compiling information on the use of statistical techniques in linguistic subfields. (Database available soon!)
Education and Outreach:
- Instructing for Software Carpentry, a volunteer organization which offers free introductory courses in scientific computing (Unix shell, Python, R, Git, SQL).
- Mentoring through the Women In Linguistics Mentoring Alliance. (WILMA)
- Writing a blog to introduce linguistics concepts to a lay audience.
- Volunteering at outreach events such as Paws On Science at the Pacific Science Center.