Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

University of Southern California

2014- Present 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

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

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.

Seeker’s Class Leader

First Congregational Church of Los Angeles

Fall 2015-Spring 2016, 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.

Tutor

Loma de Luz Bilingual School

Spring 2007 Tutored individual students in basic reading and math.

 

PRESENTATIONS AND PAPERS

Forthcoming “Phrase Structure and Linearization: Adverbs in ASL

under review

2015 “The simultaneous timing of adjunct adverbs in ASL

NELS 46

2012 “Postpositive Conjunctions in Chukchansi Yokuts

Arts and Humanities Honors Symposium

2012 “Figurative Language in Fairy Tales, Fairy Tales as Figurative Language

CSU Honors Conference

2011  “The Sociolinguistic Network: Tracking Generational Change in Sociolinguistic Preferences with Social Networking

CSU Honors Conference
Great Lakes Expo for Experimental and Formal Undergraduate Linguistics

2009 “Library Study at Fresno State” – Research Team Member

Institute of Public Anthropology

 

RELATED EXPERIENCE

Teacher Resource Center, Henry Madden Library, CSU Fresno

Fall 2008-Spring 2012 Student Assistant

Researched materials needed for teaching in K-12 classrooms, including ESL and foreign language materials as well as the core subjects.

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

2014 Practicum in Teaching the Liberal Arts: Linguistics

2013 Theory and Practice in Teaching Expository Writing

 

AWARDS

2015-2016 Frederick and Dorothy Quimby Memorial Scholarship

2012-2013 Frederick and Dorothy Quimby Memorial Scholarship

2008-2012 CSU Fresno President’s Honors Scholarship (four years undergraduate support)

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 Oct 2016)