I am currently a Staff Research Associate in the Department of Head and Neck Surgery at UCLA School of Medicine. I received my PhD in Linguistics at the University of Southern California in May 2018. I've been affiliated with UCLA's HNS as a Postdoctoral Scholar since 2018. Last year, I worked as a Postdoctoral Scholar/Lecturer in the Department of Linguistics at UCLA.
My linguistic research on spoken language fits under the scientific umbrella of cognitive science, as the field of phonetics stands at the interface of speech action and perception. The scope of my research encompasses prosodic dynamics in speech, intergenerational language change, lexical access, interactional speech, and linguistic and personal aspects of voice quality. I'm extending the scope of this work to different modalities, including co-speech gestures (new project awarded by NSF [link]) and ASL.