I am a first year PhD student of the Hispanic Linguistics progam. I was born in Virginia, but I have lived most of my life in North Carolina. I completed my undergraduate degree at Appalachian State University, after which I moved to Sevilla (Spain) and taught English at a private academy. Upon returning to the U.S., I returned to ASU to begin my Master's and finished the last semester of my degree at the University of Salamanca (Spain) taking part in a very prestigious program focused on the teaching of Spanish as a foreign language.
My main research interests are:
- The (morpho)syntax of superfluous clitics in Galician and Spanish
- Grammaticalization in Galician
- Medieval morphosyntactic structures and diachronic change in Galician-Portuguese