I am a third year doctoral student in the linguistics program at The Graduate Center, CUNY. I wrote my master’s thesis on the interaction of word-initial obstruent voicing and tone in a dialect of Gurung, a threatened Sino-Tibetan language of Nepal.  I am currently a research assistant for an experiment that examines the prosody of center-embedded sentences at The Graduate Center’s Psycholinguistics Laboratory.  I also volunteer at the Endangered Language Alliance and teach at Brooklyn College, CUNY.