I am a linguist, serving as assistant director of ILETC (Institute for Language Education in Transcultural Context). I recently completed a two-year position as program coordinator for the NSF-funded REU site Intersection of Linguistics, Language, and Culture. I also do research for the Second Language Acquisition Lab at the Graduate Center, I am a contributing author for Grammar Girl, and I freelance as a linguist and academic copy editor. I earned my PhD in Linguistics at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York in 2018, and I graduated summa cum laude from SUNY New Paltz with a BA in French.

Previously, I served as a visiting professor of linguistics at Brooklyn College, and before that, I was a WordPress support/digital pedagogy fellow for the OpenLab (a WordPress/BuddyPress site) at the New York City College of Technology. I was also a writing fellow at Bronx Community College, after holding a full-time faculty position in the Humanities department at LaGuardia College, where I taught courses in the Communication Studies concentration.

Before that, I was a linguistics index editor for the International Bibliography of the Modern Language Association. While holding this position, I completed a five-year Enhanced Chancellor’s Doctoral Fellowship in linguistics at the Graduate Center, where I have worked on semantics, first language acquisition, and sociolinguistics. I completed my fellowship program with a Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) fellowship at the New York City College of Technology. Prior to that, I was a Graduate Teaching Fellow in the Hunter College Department of English, where I taught an introductory linguistics course called Structure of Modern English, along with English as a Second Language, and Expository Writing. I was also lab manager and research assistant at the Language Acquisition Research Center in the Department of Psychology during my tenure at Hunter. I also have years of experience as a part-time TOEIC rater for ETS.

On the side, I volunteer by guiding permanent residents through the citizenship application process, by walking surplus restaurant food to homeless shelters, and by sending free books to the incarcerated across the country.