Education

2020: Ph.D., Department of Linguistics, University of California, Santa Cruz.
2017: M.A., Department of Linguistics, UC Santa Cruz. Thesis title: D-Raising in Chamorro Relative Clauses and Other A′ Constructions. Thesis advisor: Sandra Chung.
2015: B.A., Department of Linguistics, UC Santa Cruz. Graduated Summa Cum Laude with additional Honors in Linguistics.

Publications

Manuscripts in Preparation
Relative clause subextraction in English.
Internally headed relative clauses in Chamorro.

Awards and Honors

2015: Inducted into Phi Beta Kappa.
2015: Chancellor’s Award, UC Santa Cruz. (Also entails Dean’s Award.) Project title: Rhyme in the Chamorro language poetry of Joaquin Flores Borja (And what it tells us about poetry and language).
2015: Humanities Undergraduate Research Award (HUGRA), Institute for Humanities Research, UC Santa Cruz. Bertha N. Melkonian Prize.\

Grants and Fellowships

2015–2016: Regents Fellowship, UC Santa Cruz.

Conference Activity

Papers Presented
2018: Sentential negation and negative concord licensing in Chamorro. 25th meeting of the Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association (AFLA), Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan, May 10–12. (contact for handout)
2018: Stranding in Chamorro internally headed relative clauses. 36th meeting of the West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics (WCCFL), UCLA, Los Angeles, California, April 20–22. (abstract | poster)
2017: Circumnominal relative clauses in Chamorro. 24th meeting of the Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association (AFLA), University of Washington, April 7–9. (abstract | handout)

Departmental Talks

2019: Computation via Hummingbird: Why and how to use the UCSC Hummingbird Computational Cluster. s/lab, UC Santa Cruz, April 8. (slides | other materials)
2019: Acceptable extraction from relative clauses in English. s/lab, UC Santa Cruz, January 25. (slides)
2018: Extraction from Complex NP islands: An experimental perspective. Linguistics at Santa Cruz (LASC), UC Santa Cruz, March 10. (abstract | poster)
2018: Extraction from indefinites: Not inherently better than extraction from definites? s/lab, UC Santa Cruz, February 22. (contact for slides)
2018: D-raising in Chamorro relative clauses (and beyond). S-Circle, UC Santa Cruz, January 12. (handout)
2017: Phonological lowering in Chamorro circumnominal relative clauses. Linguistics at Santa Cruz (LASC), UC Santa Cruz, March 18.
2015: A special type of relative clause in Chamorro. Poster presentation, Humanities Spring Awards Event, UC Santa Cruz, June.
2015: Internally headed relative clauses in Chamorro. Linguistics Undergraduate Research Conference (LURC), UC Santa Cruz, May.

Teaching Experience

At UC Santa Cruz as Primary Instructor
Planned: Syntactic Structures, UC Santa Cruz. Spring quarter.
2018–2019: TA Training, UC Santa Cruz, Fall and Winter quarters. Supervisor: Matt Wagers. (syllabus)
At UC Santa Cruz as Teaching Assistant
Planned: Syntactic Structures, UC Santa Cruz, Winter quarter. Instructor: Matt Wagers.
2019: Language & Social Identity, UC Santa Cruz, Fall quarter. Instructor: Jed Pizarro-Guevara.
2019: Semantics 1, UC Santa Cruz, Summer session 1. Instructor: Adrian Brasoveanu.
2019: Phonology 1, UC Santa Cruz, Spring quarter. Instructor: Maho Morimoto.
2018: Syntax 1, UC Santa Cruz, Fall quarter. Instructor: Jorge Hankamer.
2018: Semantics 1, UC Santa Cruz, Summer session 2. Instructor: Hitomi Hirayama.
2018: Syntax 2, UC Santa Cruz, Spring quarter. Instructor: Jorge Hankamer.
2018: Introduction to Linguistics, UC Santa Cruz, Winter quarter. Instructor: Ryan Bennett.
2017: Semantics 1, UC Santa Cruz, Fall quarter. Instructor: Donka Farkas.
2017: Semantics 1, UC Santa Cruz, Summer session 2. Instructor: Adrian Brasoveanu.
2017: Phonology 1, UC Santa Cruz, Winter quarter. Instructor: Brian Smith.
2016: Syntax 1, UC Santa Cruz, Fall quarter. Instructor: Jorge Hankamer.

Research Experience

2017: Graduate student researcher, UC Santa Cruz. Helped organize and develop materials for language-learning activities in Santiago Laxopa Zapotec (SLZ) and San Martín Peras Mixtec (SMPM) for the inaugural Nido de Lenguas. June–September. Supervisors: Maziar Toosarvandani and Pranav Anand.
2017: Graduate student researcher, UC Santa Cruz. Identified borrowings and confirmed previously-identified borrowings from Spanish, Japanese, and English into Chamorro and supervised two undergraduate research assistants. March–June. Supervisor: Sandra Chung.
2016: Graduate student researcher, UC Santa Cruz. Facilitated and supervised annotation of recordings generated in a linguistic elicitation experiment in Chamorro. March–September. Supervisors: Matt Wagers and Sandra Chung.
2015: Research Experiences for Undergraduates Fellow, Chamorro Psycholinguistics Project (BCS #1251429). Developed an independent project on relative clauses in Chamorro. 2014–2015 school year. Supervisors: Sandra Chung and Matt Wagers.

Departmental Service

Organizational assistance for California Annual Meeting on Psycholinguistics (CAMP), held at UC Santa Cruz October 26–27, 2019.
Organizational assistance for Pronouns in Competition Workshop, held at UC Santa Cruz April 27–28, 2018.
Graduate Representative, Department of Linguistics, UC Santa Cruz, January–December, 2018.
Events committee, Department of Linguistics, UC Santa Cruz, 2016–2017 school year.\

Languages

English (native)
Spanish (reading)
Chamorro (fieldwork)
Santiago Laxopa Zapotec (fieldwork)

Professional Memberships

Linguistic Society of America

Computer Skills

Web: HTML, CSS, Jekyll
Document preparation: LaTeX
Programming: R, Python
Version control: Git
Office: Excel, Access