Curriculum Vitae

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Yale Divinity School

2018-2021 M.Div 

Berkeley Divinity School – Anglican Studies Diploma

University of Southern California

2014-2018 PhD in Linguistics Program (ABD)

58 term units completed

Proposed dissertation title: “Simultaneity as a window into structure”

Advisor: Dr. Khalil Iskarous

Cumulative 3.97 GPA

University of Southern California

2012- 2014 M.A. in Linguistics

Thesis: “Phrase structure and linearization: adverbs in ASL”

Advisors: Dr. Khalil Iskarous, Dr. Roumyana Pancheva

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“

Advisors: Dr. Chris Golston, Dr. Brian Agbayani

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


Curate St. James Episcopal Cathedral, Fresno, CA

January 2023-present, duties included liturgical planning of Sunday and other services, regular preaching and presiding, leading adult and children’s formation, pastoral care, Bible study and spirituality classes, technical knowledge for virtual services, community building

CPE Resident Community Regional Medical Center, Fresno, CA

August 2021-September 2022, one year of Clinical Pastoral Education (4 units) in the regional Trauma 1 hospital, specializing in the emergency department, neuroscience, and cardiology. Duties include chaplain visits with patients and families, spiritual support for staff, and hospital-wide on-call coverage. Participated in regular ethics committee meetings and interdisciplinary care teams.

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, Bible study and spirituality classes, 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 Episcopal/Anglican 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 the regional Trauma 1 hospital

Seminarian Intern Trinity Episcopal Church, Southport, CT

August 2019-May 2020, duties included assisting with Sunday and other services in an intentionally intergenerational parish setting, planning and organizing youth & children’s programming, preaching, pastoral care, Bible study and adult education, community building

Teaching Fellow Yale University, Department of Linguistics, New Haven, CT

Fall 2018 Syntax 1

Spring 2019 Grammatical Diversity in US English

Duties included lesson planning, lectures, lab instruction, individual tutoring, grading and evaluations

Member, Board of Deacons First Congregational Church of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

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-Summer 2018, 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-Summer 2018, 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-Spring 2018, 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)

Duties included lesson planning, lectures, lab instruction, individual tutoring, statistical and experimental method teaching and advising, grading and evaluations

Instructor of Record University of Southern California

Fall 2013, Spring 2014 Writing and Critical Reasoning – An introductory course in composition.

Duties included lesson and assignment planning, lectures, peer review workshop facilitation, individual tutoring, grading and evaluations

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, Classical Greek, Biblical Hebrew

Basic proficiency in American Sign Language


Advanced: MATLAB

Intermediate: Python

Basic: C++, Java


2022 Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course

2021-2022 Clinical Pastoral Education (4-unit Residency)

2021 Berkeley Divinity School/Episcopal Church Antiracism Training

2020 Clinical Pastoral Education (Summer Intensive Unit)

2020 Godly Play Training/Certification

2019 Episcopal Church in Connecticut Safe Church Training

2019 Negotiating Professional and Ministerial Boundaries

2014 Practicum in Teaching the Liberal Arts: Linguistics

2013 Theory and Practice in Teaching Expository Writing


[Linguistics research page with links to papers]

2022 From Vestments to PPE: Prayer in a Pandemic Hospital

Private Devotions summer series, Earth & Altar

2018 Nonmanual articulation in ASL: what can simultaneity reveal about syntactic structure?”

Colloquium talk, California State University, Fresno, Linguistics Department

2017 “Phrase Structure and Linearization: Adverbs in ASL

Lab talk, University of Southern California, Linguistics Department

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, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

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

Institute of Public Anthropology, Fresno, CA


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 Jul 2023)