Yale Divinity School
Berkeley Divinity School – Anglican Studies Diploma
University of Southern California
2014-2018 PhD in Linguistics Program
58 term units completed
Cumulative 3.97 GPA
University of Southern California
2012- 2014 M.A. in Linguistics
California State University, Fresno
2012 B.A. in Linguistics (Interdisciplinary Language Studies)
Smittcamp Family Honors College
Minors: Classical Studies (Greek), Anthropology
Honors Thesis: “Postpositive Conjunctions in Chukchansi Yokuts“
Linguistics Society of America Summer Institute
2015 University of Chicago
University of North Dakota
2011 Summer Linguistics Program
Trinity Western University
2010 Summer Linguistics Program
CPE Resident Community Regional Medical Center, Fresno, CA
August 2021-present, one year of Clinical Pastoral Education (4 units) in the regional Trauma 1 hospital. Duties include both chaplain visits to patients and spiritual support for staff.
Seminarian Intern St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church, Lodi, CA
September 2020-June 2021, duties included assisting with Sunday and other services, technical knowledge for virtual services, organizing intergenerational and children’s programming, preaching, pastoral care, community building
Chapel Minister Berkeley Divinity School, New Haven, CT
May 2020-June 2021, duties included care of physical chapel spaces, technical skill for virtual chapel spaces, community building, organization and education of seminary students in liturgy
Chaplain Intern Clinical Pastoral Education of Central California/Community Regional Medical Center, Fresno, CA
May 2020-August 2020, One Unit of Clinical Pastoral Education completed in a hospital setting
Seminarian Intern Trinity Episcopal Church, Southport, CT
August 2019-May 2019, duties include assisting with Sunday and other services, organizing youth/children’s programming, preaching, pastoral care, community building
Teaching Fellow Yale University, Department of Linguistics
Fall 2018 Syntax 1
Spring 2019 Grammatical Diversity in US English
Deacon First Congregational Church of Los Angeles
Summer 2016-2018, Lay leader position providing support for Sunday morning worship, as well as serving on committees. I served on the Education committee as well as the Outreach and Justice Committee.
Co-Chair of Outreach and Justice Team First Congregational Church of Los Angeles
Fall 2016-present, Team focuses on serving the community with fundraising and volunteering for organizations around the city in such sectors as homelessness, education, refugees, and interfaith cooperation.
Member of Education Committee First Congregational Church of Los Angeles
Fall 2015-present, Committee organizes and oversees adult, youth, and children’s educational programs including weekly classes and special events.
Seeker’s Class Leader First Congregational Church of Los Angeles
Fall 2015-Spring 2018 member of the team that led weekly sessions of the Seeker’s Class, an adult education class on topics related to the Bible, social justice topics, and Church history.
Refugee and Immigration Volunteer Interfaith Refugee and Immigration Service (IRIS)
Fall 2016-present, Interfaith program spearheaded by the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles that provides, among other things, legal immigration services and ESL classes. I have served as a Spanish translator for those seeking legal services and I teach a weekly ESL class.
Adult ESL Teacher Interfaith Refugee and Immigration Service, Los Angeles
Fall 2017-Spring 2018, Designed/taught curriculum and lessons for a mixed-level and age weekly adult ESL class.
Academic Bible Study Leader University of Southern California
Fall 2015-Spring 2018, Mixed graduate/undergraduate progressive Christian Bible study looking at various Biblical texts and themes through an academic lens.
Teaching assistant University of Southern California
Spring 2016 Human Language as Computation (Ling 385)
Fall 2014, Fall 2015 Language and Mind (Ling 275)
Spring 2015 Drugs, Behavior, and Society (Psych 165)
Instructor of Record University of Southern California
Fall 2013, Spring 2014 Writing and Critical Reasoning – An introductory course in composition.
Library Student Assistant Teacher Resource Center, Henry Madden Library, CSU Fresno
Fall 2008-Spring 2012, Researched materials needed for teaching in K-12 classrooms, including ESL and foreign language materials as well as the core subjects.
Tutor Loma de Luz Bilingual School, Balfate, Colon, Honduras
Spring 2007 Tutored individual students in basic reading and math.
Advanced conversational/reading Spanish
Reading knowledge of Latin and Attic Greek
Basic proficiency in American Sign Language
Basic: C++, Java
2020 Godly Play Training/Certification
2019 Negotiating Professional and Ministerial Boundaries
2014 Practicum in Teaching the Liberal Arts: Linguistics
2013 Theory and Practice in Teaching Expository Writing
PRESENTATIONS AND PAPERS
Under review “Phrase Structure and Linearization: Adverbs in ASL”
2017 “The Linguistics of Sign Languages”
Guest lecture at UC Irvine, Linguistics 2
2017 “Simultaneity as a window into structure: non-manual negation as explicit scope marking in ASL” BLS43, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 2015 “The simultaneous timing of adjunct adverbs in ASL”
NELS 46, Concordia, Montreal, Quebec
2012 “Postpositive Conjunctions in Chukchansi Yokuts”
Arts and Humanities Honors Symposium, CSU Fresno, Fresno, CA
2012 “Figurative Language in Fairy Tales, Fairy Tales as Figurative Language”
CSU Honors Conference, CSU Fresno, Fresno, CA
2011 “The Sociolinguistic Network: Tracking Generational Change in Sociolinguistic Preferences with Social Networking”
CSU Honors Conference, Cal Poly Pomona, Pomona, CA Great Lakes Expo for Experimental and Formal Undergraduate Linguistics
2009 “Library Study at Fresno State” – Research Team Member
Institute of Public Anthropology
2018-2021 Yale Divinity School Marquand Scholarship
2017-2018 USC Final Year Dissertation Completion Fellowship
2015-2016 Frederick and Dorothy Quimby Memorial Scholarship
2012-2013 Frederick and Dorothy Quimby Memorial Scholarship
2008-2012 CSU Fresno President’s Honors Scholarship
2010, 2012 McClatchy Scholarship in Classical Studies
2011 SIL-UND Summer Study Scholarship
2010, 2011 Bertha and John Garabedian Scholarship in Classical Studies
2011 McClatchy Scholarship for Research Travel
2010 Canada Institute of Linguistics Summer Study Scholarship
2010 Provost’s Study Abroad Scholarship
(updated Jan 2022)