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. My research is supported by grants and fellowships from institutions such as the National Science Foundation, Stanford Vice Provost’s Office for Graduate Education, the Linguistics Society of America, and now, the Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence, and the McCoy Center for Family Ethics in Society. Prior to Stanford, I was a Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellow at Pomona College, where I earned a B.A in Cognitive Science.
My current research interest combines methodologies from natural language processing (NLP) and sociolinguistics. I am largely interested in the intersection between language, identity, and societal dynamics. My research has involved examining Diasporic realizations of Blackness, empowering student speakers of stigmatized linguistic varieties, and looking into the impact of subtle linguistic cues on generative AI models interpreations of blame and responsibility, focusing on headlines about police homicides.
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.