I'm a second-year Ph.D. student in Romance Language Linguistics and instructor of record for SPAN 2001.
Between completing my M.A. and starting my Ph.D. here at UGA, I was a lecturer for 5 years at SUNY Potsdam in Northern New York teaching Spanish, French, and English for non-native speakers. I also volunteered with AFS as a liaison and orientation coordinator for high school students from abroad studying in the U.S.
Study abroad holds a special place in my heart as part of the teaching experience. I have worked as a program assistant for UGA in Spain for 3 summers (two in Cádiz, one in Sevilla). While at SUNY Potsdam I developed and lead a short-term study abroad course to Spain and Morocco. I feel privileged to have worked with many students for whom it was their first experience out of the country and am honored to have been part of their experience as they step out of their comfort zones and begin to see the world in a new way.
I am a walking reminder that not all disabilities are visible and a firm believer that mental health is health. I would not be where I am today if it weren't for the accommodations I receive from the Disability Resource Center. I welcome any and all questions about invisible disabilities, mental health, chronic illness, or the DRC and mental health resources on campus.
My research typically focuses on compound tenses in the Romance Languages, including topics such as clitic climbing in Spanish, adverb placement in French, and past participle agreement in Spanish, French, and Catalan.
General research interests: historical/comparative linguistics, corpus studies, language attitudes, and variation and change
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2015 FLAS Fellowship, Portuguese
MA, Romance Language Linguistics, UGA, 2015
BA, Spanish & French Language and LIteratures, Secondary Foreign Language Education, SUNY Potsdam, 2012