Recent Work Experience

 
 
 
 
 
May 2019 – Present
Edmonton, AB

Research Assistant

University of Alberta

In experimental psycholinguistics, researching individual differences & extra-linguistic information in language comprehension. For Dr. Juhani Järvikivi.
 
 
 
 
 
January 2019 – April 2019
Edmonton, AB

Course Instructor

University of Alberta

Taught a large session of LING 101, Introduction to Linguistic Analysis, with full marking and grading responsibilities.
 
 
 
 
 
June 2018 – November 2018
Edmonton, AB

Public Service Intern

Government of Alberta

Responsibilities included:

  • Data analysis
  • Journalistic writing
  • Photography
 
 
 
 
 
January 2018 – June 2018
Edmonton, AB

Communications and Engagement Intern

City of Edmonton

Responsibilities included:

  • Research
  • Data analysis
  • Report writing and journalistic writing

Recent Volunteering

 
 
 
 
 
January 2019 – Present
Edmonton, AB

Vice-Chair

Edmonton Transit System Advisory Board

  • I assist in running our monthly board meetings, planning the agenda, and selecting the Topics of the Night.
  • Chairing the Transit & Communications subcommittee, planning meetings, gathering information, and preparing presentation to City Council.
  • Continuing with general member duties, such as contributing research and giving feedback on presentations.
 
 
 
 
 
August 2017 – June 2018
Edmonton, AB

Board Member

Paths for People

  • Managed the organization’s facebook (>1,400 page likes) and twitter (>1,800 followers) pages together with the Executive Director(s), sharing relevant news and social content and increasing social reach and engagement.
  • Facilitated roundtable/world cafe discussions at A City for Life, an urbanism conference with >30 invited guests from City Administration, media, and City Council.
  • Assisted in event planning, e.g. by identifying speakers and providing outreach and advertising on social media channels, and by providing photography at events.
 
 
 
 
 
May 2017 – January 2019
Edmonton, AB

Board Member

Edmonton Transit System Advisory Board

  • Co-chaired the First/Last KM subcommittee, aggregating research from members and reporting to UPC of City Council.
  • Chaired the Transit Innovation subcommittee (Sep 2017 - Jun 2018), organizing meetings and agendas, and presenting outcomes to the board.
  • Contributed to various other subcommittee and report work, such as Transit & Tourism and Autonomous Vehicles.
  • Worked with City of Edmonton Communications & Engagement to craft ETSAB recruitment tweets.
  • Provided feedback on presentations by private or public stakeholders.

Recent & Upcoming Presentations and Talks

We report on initial findings from a pupillometry study that investigated the influence of two extra-linguistic variables, namely …

Our results suggest that extra-linguistic variables pertaining to the listener’s identity influence language processing.

Our results suggest that both a listener’s personality and a speaker’s perceived identity have an influence on automated …

Materials

We’re looking at the most frequent words in Friends!

Here we import and clean up Friends scripts to textmine them.

This praat script loops through all Sound and TextGrid files in a directory, opens each pair of Sound and TextGrid, gets the duration of each file and the time point of all points in a specified point tier, and saves results to a tab-delimited text file.

View or download it using the Code button above.

Urbanism

I participated in a panel discussion on bike share operations, equity, and benefits. Time for #Bikeshare: Come Demand #YEG Gets in Gear Get yourself to @StationOnJasper on Dec 5. for an expert panel with @mattworona @tylergolly and @isabellhubert. Add your voice. No more stalling. Sponsored by @DBAyeg @oldstrathcona #yegbike #yegwalk #yegtransit 🚲🚲🚲🚲🚲🚲 pic.twitter.com/K6AyNMQxzU — Tim Querengesser (@timquerengesser) November 22, 2018 Panel discussion on bike share tonight. Say already 3 companies have come to #yegcc saying: “We can deliver this for free.

I participated in a radio panel on bike share programs, with Kieran Ryan and Tim Querengesser.