I'm a second year Ph.D. student in Linguistics at the University of California, Santa Cruz. My interests include (but are not limited to) syntax, phonology, and fieldwork. Before coming to Santa Cruz, I investigated the effect of geminates on stress and reduplication in Amharic, specifically looking at how these patterns confirm predictions of Moraic Theory. Currently, I am researching the syntax of pronoun doubling in Somali and I am working with local speakers to investigate San Martín Peras Mixtec.
I am a co-coordinator of the Santa Cruz Phonetics and Phonology Lunch (Phlunch) and the Workshop of the languages of Meso-America. I am also involved with the Nido de Lenguas project, which connects linguists with members of the Santa Cruz community to organize events in order to share the beauty of Oaxacan languages.
Spring 2018: Mondays from 2:00-3:00 in Stevenson Cafe.