I am currently a Ph.D. candidate in Hispanic Linguistics in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of California, Los Angeles and a member of the Language Processing Lab (UCLA Department of Linguistics).
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 parsing 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.