I am a current graduate student studying linguistics, with concentrations in historical linguistics and syntax, although I am well versed in phonetics, phonology, language contact, and language acquisition. Additionally, I have extensive experience in Deaf Studies and history, American Sign Language (ASL), Italian, biology, and math (algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and calculus).
Georgetown University, Organizing Committee Member
2016 - Present
Coordinate with reviewers and consult with committee to make determinations related to submissions; plan the GURT 2017 conference, including catering, tech support, contracts, and managing volunteers.
Georgetown University, Department of Linguistics, Research Assistant
2015 - Present
Transcribe and annotate Coptic texts, in conjunction with Amir Zeldes, for use in the Coptic SCRIPTORIUM, a platform for interdisciplinary and computational research.
The River School, Washington, D.C., Research Assistant
2015 - 2016
Responsible for entering and maintaining a research database that compiles 15 years of test data for Deaf and Hard of Hearing students enrolled in the school’s program.
Boston University, Linguistics Department, Research Assistant
2015 - 2015
Code body and facial grammar of American Sign Language (ASL) users and annotate topic and question markers in ASL for grant work associated with creating an automated facial grammar recognition program.
Boston University, Residence Life, Resident Assistant, La Casa Italiana
2014 - 2015
Facilitate social, academic, and personal adjustment of students to the University community and culture; promote the academic and cultural goals of the Italian specialty community through Italian cultural and social events; develop a sense of community among residents; enforce the policies of Residence Life.
Boston University, Deaf Studies Department, Research Assistant
2011 - 2013
Provide direct support to faculty in the department, liaison to off-campus sites where grant and program activities were held, assist in linguistic research and data collection for the department’s STEM and American Sign Language Assessment Instrument (ASLAI) projects, edit department papers, collect and check references.
Horace-Mann School for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing, Allston, MA, Student Teacher
2011 - 2011
Work as an intern and student teacher in third/fourth grade class, assist teacher, interact with and help students complete classwork, grade homework and class assignments, design online materials and website about for student use.
Deaf Community Outreach Program, UCSD Moores Cancer Center, Intern
2011 - 2011
Manage media pages for the ASL Oncology Interpreters Training Program, correspond with interpreters interested in the program, contact outside parties to advertise the program; required to use ASL to communicate with colleagues and have advanced knowledge of computer programs.
UCSD, American Sign Language Program, Intern
2011 - 2011
Observe American Sign Language and literature classes, review and edit course work and syllabi; required to use ASL daily to interact with Deaf colleagues.
San Dieguito Academy, San Diego, CA, Intern
2011 - 2011
Create new course work based on ASL videos for students in the American Sign Language programs at San Dieguito Academy and other local high schools, observe classes and assist teachers.