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 the prosody of focus in San Martín Peras Mixtec.
I am a co-coordinator of the Workshop of the languages of Meso-America and 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.
Fall 2018: Mondays from 2:00-3:00 in Stevenson 269.