I am a PhD student in the Linguistics Department at the University of California, Berkeley.

My research brings grammatical patterns from lesser-studied languages to bear on key questions of linguistic theory. Specifically, my work centers on the importance of word-internal syntactic structure for understanding phonological and morphological processes in agglutinating languages.

My main empirical focus is A'ingae (or Cofán, ISO 639-3: con), an Amazonian isolate spoken by ca. 1,500 Cofán people in northeast Ecuador and southern Colombia.

My work has been published in Phonology and the Journal of Semantics.