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

Assistant Professor of Linguistics, Boston University