About Me

I am a PhD student in Linguistics at Stanford University, advised by Dan Jurafsky and Rob Podesva. I am broadly interested in sociolinguistics and computational linguistics, in addition to psycholinguistics and phonetics. I am supported by Stanford’s Enhancing Diversity in Graduate Education Fellowship Program, the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program and I am affiliated with the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program.

My current research interest combines methodologies from natural language processing (NLP), psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics and social psychology. Currently, my work seeks to problematize the differences in the language processing capabilities of humans and algorithms; specifically comparing the perception of media depictions of police brutality. I also am interested in raciolinguistics and Diasporic realizations of Blackness through languages such as African-American English and other linguistic varieties.

Outside of the Linguistics Department, I am a member of Dr. Anne Charity Hudley’s BAD Lab, and have served as a graduate student assistant to her joint-project with Dr. Hannah Franz. I am also a member of Stanford’s NLP group.