I'm a third-year Ph.D. student in Linguistics at UC Santa Cruz
. My interests broadly include syntax and semantics, as well as the real-time processing of linguistic structure. I work mostly on Chamorro
, an Austronesian language from the Mariana Islands
with about 45,000 speakers. I have recently been seeking to understand the syntax of head-internal relative clauses in Chamorro, the role of the linker in these constructions, and their relation to relative clause typology. Outside of linguistics, I enjoy bicycles and cycling; woodworking
; and thinking about education, learning, identity, and the interaction of these things with mental health.