About Me


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I have a PhD in Linguistics from the University of Washington. I study computational sociolinguistics, or how our social identity affects the way we use language in computational contexts. I'm currently a Data Preparation Analyst at Kaggle, where I'm working to increase the breadth & depth of the data available on their public data platform.


I moderate the LingStatsChat Slack channel, a place for friendly discussion & help on linguistic and statistical topics.
If you're interested, you can join at this link.


Some current research projects:


Media coverage:


Education and Outreach:

  • Instructing for Software Carpentry, a volunteer organization which offers free introductory courses in scientific computing (Unix shell, Python, R, Git, SQL).
  • Writing a blog to introduce linguistics concepts to a lay audience.
  • Volunteering at outreach events such as Paws On Science at the Pacific Science Center.