I am a graduate student in linguistics at the University of California, Santa Barbara. I focus on the documentation, description, and revitalization of languages in the U.S. Southeast and East Africa, with an eye towards advancing linguistic theory.
I work primarily with Chitimacha, a language isolate once spoken in Louisiana and now being revived by the Chitimacha Tribe based on archival materials, and Ékegusií (a.k.a. Kisii), an underdocumented and endangered Bantu language of western Kenya.
Prior to graduate school, I was a linguist with the software company Rosetta Stone, where I worked in their Endangered Language Program to create language-learning software for the Chitimacha, Navajo, Iñupiaq, Inuttitut, and Mohawk languages. I received my B.A. in linguistics from The College of William & Mary in 2008.
National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellow