About Me

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I'm a postdoctoral research fellow in the Learning and Development Lab at Georgetown University.

I received my PhD in Linguistics from the University of Pennsylvania in 2018, where my primary advisor was Bill Labov.

My primary research interest is in language variation and change. My dissertation work focuses on the way that dramatic structural sound change (i.e., phonological change) is represented and produced by individual speakers during the change.

Recent Updates

  • I was awarded an LAGB Presenter Bursary (awarded to the top 6 student abstracts) for my upcoming presentation at LAGB 2017.
  • In April 2016 I was awarded an NSF DDRI Grant to help fund my dissertation research.
  • Sabriya Fisher, Hilary Prichard, and myself won the Best Student Paper award at NWAV 43 for our talk The apple doesn't fall far from the tree: Incremental change in Philadelphia families.
  • I received an NSF EAPSI grant for the summer of 2013, working with Beth Hume and Scott Seyfarth at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand, on the Origins of New Zealand English corpus.