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About

I am a linguist, serving as part-time assistant director of ILETC (Institute for Language Education in Transcultural Context) at the CUNY Graduate Center, and as part-time learning experience designer at the Library and at CETLS (Center for Excellence in Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship) at CUNY BMCC’s OpenLab. I earned my PhD in linguistics at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York in 2018, and I graduated summa cum laude from SUNY New Paltz with a BA in French, where I recently became a 40 under Forty alumni award honoree.

I am also a contributing author for Grammar Girl, and I freelance as a linguist and academic copy editor.

I recently completed a two-year position as program coordinator for the NSF-funded REU site Intersection of Linguistics, Language, and Culture. Previously, I served as a visiting professor of linguistics at Brooklyn College, and before that, I was a WordPress support/digital pedagogy fellow for the OpenLab (a WordPress/BuddyPress site) at the New York City College of Technology. I was also a writing fellow at Bronx Community College, after holding a full-time faculty position in the Humanities department at LaGuardia College, where I taught courses in the Communication Studies concentration.

Before that, I was a linguistics index editor for the International Bibliography of the Modern Language Association. While holding this position, I completed a five-year Enhanced Chancellor’s Doctoral Fellowship in linguistics at the Graduate Center, where I worked on  sociolinguistics, semantics, and first language acquisition. I completed my fellowship program with a Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) fellowship at the New York City College of Technology. Prior to that, I was a Graduate Teaching Fellow in the Hunter College Department of English, where I taught an introductory linguistics course called Structure of Modern English, along with English as a Second Language, and Expository Writing. I was also lab manager and research assistant at the Language Acquisition Research Center in the Department of Psychology during my tenure at Hunter. Finally, I have years of experience as a part-time TOEIC rater for ETS.

On the side, I volunteer to support the rights of women and girls at WoLF and WHRC. Previously, I served the community by guiding permanent residents through the citizenship application process, by walking surplus restaurant food to homeless shelters, and by sending free books to the incarcerated across the country.

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