My research aims to answers questions of how individuals from differing language experiences (e.g. bilinguals, minority language users) integrate linguistic information with social cues and expectations to understand each other. In particular, I am intrigued by how figurative, indirect, and emotional language self-manifest in these individuals. Using the data-rich methodology of eye tracking, I aspire to learn more about how the brain supports the cognitive and social phenomenon of language.
I completed my Bachelor of Philosophy from the University of Pittsburgh under the mentorship of Dr. Tessa Warren. This research pertained to questions of how individuals learn novel idioms in their first language.