I am a Research Scientist at Cascade Reading, where I assist in designing studies that examine 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 have formal training in experimental linguistics and teaching English to speakers of other languages. My research interests include linguistic theory and language processing during reading. I am also interested in second language reading and writing, reading and writing pedagogy, and writing center scholarship.
I completed a PhD in Linguistics at Purdue University in May of 2021. My dissertation examined the effect of discourse-contextual variables on language processing by monolingual and bilingual English speakers during reading. As a PhD student I was a member of the Purdue Experimental Linguistics Lab led by Dr. Elaine J. Francis.
I completed an M.A. in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) in 2016. My master's thesis examined writing center consultants patterns of response during online sessions. My thesis supervisor was Dr. Tracy S. Davis. From 2013 to 2016, I worked as a Writing Center Consultant in the Central Michigan University Writing Center under the direction of Dr. Daniel Lawson. As a Graduate Assistant in the Writing Center from 2014-2016, I specialized in online writing center theory and praxis and conducting one-on-one sessions with non-native English writers.