I completed my PhD in Hispanic Linguistics in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of California, Los Angeles (2020). Throughout my PhD, I was an active member of the Language Processing Lab (UCLA Department of Linguistics) and conducted most of my research with this group.
My research is centered around the role of memory in human sentence processing. In particular, I am interested in how linguistic cues, primarily morphological and structural, affect the process of information retrieval in real-time sentence comprehension. In addition, I explore how theoretical issues in syntax interact with current encoding and retrieval models. Although my early research began with a heavy concentration in Spanish, the majority of my work is now focused on Brazilian Portuguese and other Romance languages.
In my spare time, you can probably find me somewhere outdoors. I am an avid hiker and enjoy spending time with my friends, family, and pets on the many trails that Southern California has to offer.