I received my PhD in linguistics from The Graduate Center, CUNY. My dissertation analyzes the phonetics and phonology of the Sikles dialect of Gurung, or Tamu Kyui, a Tibeto-Burman language spoken in central Nepal.  I have also done work on prosody and sentence processing as a research assistant in The Graduate Center’s Psycholinguistics Laboratory.  I have taught linguistics and English courses at the undergraduate and master’s level at Brooklyn College, CUNY, as well as English composition courses at New Jersey City University.