I am very organized, curious, a quick learner, and I love looking for (and finding!) solutions to problems. I like working with large amounts of data, and I am very passionate about creating safer and more pleasant cities for everyone.
Naturally, I love languages, and I am not scared of code (at least not usually.)
We are investigating whether an individual's personality traits, which tend to be glossed over frequently in linguistic research, have a measurable influence on language comprehension. The initial data look quite promising! With Dr. Juhani Järvikivi.
In addition to doing research and being a devoted TA (or even teaching!), I like to be involved at my department. I am currently the Secretary on the Linguistics Graduate Students Association (LGSA) executive, where I make sure meetings are being recorded and their minutes published. I also help organize academic and community-building events.
I am a member of two labs, the Centre for Comparative Psycholinguistics (CCP), which is equipped with eye trackers, sound booths, and ERP caps to investigate language comprehension and production. In addition, I am a member of the Linguistic Society of America, the Association for Psychological Science, and the Canadian Linguistic Association.
I am passionate about making cities accessible and pleasant experiences for all. I am the Secretary, and a board member, with Paths for People, and I am a member of the Edmonton Transit System Advisory Board. I have also recently completed a Certificate in Management of Urban Infrastructures with the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne via Coursera.
- academic praat, R, RStudio, E-Prime, DmDX, LATEX
- programming Python, SQL, MySQL, bash/terminal/console
- office Microsoft Office Suite, Open/LibreOffice, google docs
- web design (X)HTML, HTML5, CSS3
- OS's Unix (Ubuntu, Debian, Slackware), Windows, Mac
- misc Markdown, prezi