I am a postdoctoral research associate on the Health and Wellbeing Strand of the AHRC-funded Multilingualism Project, Multilingualism: Empowering Individuals and Transforming Societies Project (MEITS) (meits.org) and a registered member of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists and the Health Care Professions Council, providing assessment and therapy to children and adults. In my current project, at the University of Cambridge I investigate language learning in autism. After completing a bachelors degree in Psychology at Boğaziçi Üniversitesi and a masters and a doctoral degree at the Linguistics and Cognitive Science Department of University of Delaware, I was appointed as a postdoctoral researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics. Following that I held academic appointments at NYU, Rutgers University, CUNY, and Princeton University. I then completed a second master’s degree in Communication Science and Disorders at Teachers College, Columbia University, with a merit-based fellowship.