About Me:

I am a third-year 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, psycholinguistics, speaking style variation, sociolinguistics, and human-computer interaction. Please click here to access my full CV.

I am also passionate about teaching! Please click here to learn more about my teaching philosophy, to view some of my sample presentation slides, and to read some sample evaluations.

Updates:

6/24/24: For the Summer 2024 quarter (Session I), I will work as a teaching assistant for LIN 001Y (Introduction to Linguistics).

5/24/24: I presented "Effects of speaking style and apparent talker variability on perceptual adaptation to L2-accented speech" at the 10th Annual UC Davis Symposium on Language Research in Davis, California.

5/8/24: Jules Vonessen, Michelle Cohn, Georgia Zellou and I have a new paper that has been published in The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America! The paper is titled: "Comparing perception of L1 and L2 English by human listeners and machines: Effect of interlocutor adaptations". The paper is available at this link.

4/13/24: Georgia Zellou and I have a new paper that has been published in the Journal of Phonetics! The paper is titled: "Being clear about clear speech: Intelligibility of hard-of-hearing-directed, non-native-directed, and casual speech for L1- and L2-English listeners". The paper is available at this link.

4/3/24: I have been selected for membership in the UC Davis chapter of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.

4/1/24: For the Spring 2024 quarter, I will work as a teaching assistant for LIN 001 (Introduction to Linguistics).

3/26/24: For my work as a teaching assistant in LIN 001 (Introduction to Linguistics) in Fall 2023, I have been nominated by 10 former students for the UC Davis Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award.

1/8/24: For the Winter 2024 quarter, I will work as a teaching assistant for LIN 171 (Introduction to Psycholinguistics).

1/5/24: I presented "Ethnicity-specific and -independent learning: Effects of guise on adaptation to novel foreign-accented talkers" at the 98th Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America in New York City along with Georgia Zellou.

12/5/23: I presented "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.

12/4/23: As a winner of the Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics Student Paper Competition, I was featured on Across Acoustics, the official podcast of the Acoustical Society of America! Click here to access the episode and listen from 19:49-30:53, where I discuss my work with Georgia Zellou on intelligibility and recognition memory of human and synthetic voices.

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

10/17/23: I have begun working as the Website Manager for the UC Davis Linguistics Department.

10/16/23: Georgia Zellou and I have a new paper that has been published in 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.

9/7/23: 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".