Currently, I am a Research Scientist at Cascade Reading, where I assist in designing studies examining the benefits of augmented (cascaded) text for reading comprehension. Previously, I was a post-doctoral research fellow in the Aphasia Research Laboratory at Purdue University under the direction of Dr. Jiyeon Lee.
I am interested in linguistic theory and language processing, particularly language processing within and across specific populations. My current research focuses on language processing in aphasia and language processing across the lifespan. My prior work focused on bilingual language processing. To answer research questions related to these topics, I use experimental methods including acceptability judgements, self-paced reading, and eye-tracking. I am particularly interested in internet-based experiments that use these and similar methods. I am an active member of my scholarly community, and I have reviewed for journals including Language Learning, Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research, and Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation.
I completed my PhD in Linguistics at Purdue University in May of 2021. My dissertation examined the effect of discourse-contextual variables on the processing of English ditransitive constructions by monolingual English speakers and bilingual English speakers using internet-based acceptability judgement, two sentence forced choice, and self-paced reading tasks. As a PhD student I was a member of the Purdue Experimental Linguistics Lab led by Dr. Elaine J. Francis.