About Me:

I am a PhD candidate in Linguistics at the University of California, Davis, where I work in the Phonetics Lab with Dr. Georgia Zellou.

My academic interests include phonetics/phonology, speech perception, speaking style variation, sociolinguistics, and human-computer interaction. Please click here to access my full CV.

Updates:

11/29/23: I passed my Qualifying Exam on November 14th and am now a PhD candidate.

10/16/23: Georgia Zellou and I have a new paper, that has been published in the The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America! The paper is titled: "Visual information affects adaptation to novel talkers: ethnicity-specific and ethnicity-independent learning of L2-accented speech". The paper is available at this link.

10/14/23: I presented "Ethnicity-specific and -independent learning: Effects of guise on adaptation to novel foreign-accented talkers" at New Ways of Analyzing Variation 51 in New York City along with Georgia Zellou.

9/27/23: For the Fall 2023 quarter, I will work as a teaching assistant for LIN 001 (Introduction to Linguistics).

9/21/23: Georgia Zellou and I have a new paper that has been published in the Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics! The paper is titled: "When clear speech does not enhance memory: Effects of speaking style, voice naturalness, and listener age". The paper is available at this link.

9/21/23: I will be presenting "Ethnicity-specific and -independent learning: Effects of guise on adaptation to novel foreign-accented talkers" at 98th Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America in New York City along with Georgia Zellou.

9/20/23: I will be presenting "When speaking clearly does not enhance comprehension: Comparing intelligibility of hard-of-hearing- and non-native-directed speech for native and non-native listeners" at the 185th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America in Sydney, Australia along with Georgia Zellou.

9/7/23: I have been selected as a winner of the Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics Student Paper Competition ($300 prize) for my submission with Georgia Zellou titled: "When clear speech does not enhance memory: Effects of speaking style, voice naturalness, and listener age"!

9/6/23: During the 2023-2024 academic year, I will work as a Graduate Student Association Representative for the Linguistics Department.

8/10/23: I presented "Speakers talk more clearly when they see an Asian face: Effects of visual guise on speech production" at the 20th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences in Prague, Czech Republic along with Georgia Zellou. The proceedings paper is available at this link.

7/8/23: I won the "Down Under Funder" Travel Grant ($1000) to attend the 185th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America in December 2023.

6/15/23: I won the Steven Lapointe Award ($850) from the UC Davis Department of Linguistics. This award is designed to "enable Linguistics graduate students to support their research activities or present their results at scholarly meetings".

5/26/23: Along with Roxanne Elliott and Ana Ortega PĂ©rez, I organized the UC Davis Symposium on Language Research, which took place today! Our theme this year was "The Intersection Between Language and Technology". Click here to read the program and proceedings!

5/9/23: I presented "Comparing intelligibility and recognition memory of human and text-to-speech voices" at the 184th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America in Chicago, Illinois along with Georgia Zellou.

5/2/23: I received a Student Award (GBP 600) from the International Phonetic Association to travel to the International Congress of Phonetic Sciences in August 2023.

1/6/23: I presented "Under-informative utterances can be more accepted from digital devices than humans" at the 97th Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America in Denver, Colorado along with Masoud Jasbi and Georgia Zellou.