I'm a second-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 circumnominal relative clauses in Chamorro, their relation to prenominal relative clauses, and the role of the linker in these constructions. Outside of linguistics, I enjoy bicycles and cycling; woodworking
; and thinking about education, learning, identity, and the interaction of these things with mental health.