Education

University of California, Berkeley

Ph.D., Linguistics, 2010

Dissertation: First language phonetic drift during second language acquisition [pdf]

Committee: Keith Johnson (chair), Susanne Gahl, Sharon Inkelas, Carla Hudson Kam

M.A., Linguistics, 2005

University of Cambridge

M.Phil., English and Applied Linguistics (distinction), 2006

Harvard University

A.B./A.M., Linguistics (highest honors), 2003

Thesis: “High-interest loans”: The phonology of English loanword adaptation in Burmese [pdf]

Committee: Bert Vaux (chair), Javier Martín-González, Jie Zhang

John Harvard Scholar, USA Today Academic All-American, Phi Beta Kappa

Linguistic Society of America Summer Institute

Hosted by Stanford University, 2007

National Science Foundation East Asia and Pacific Summer Institute

Hosted by Seoul National University, 2005