Ph.D. in Neuroscience. September 2003 – September 2009

Major: Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience                        Minor: Linguistics

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences (BCS).

Thesis: Semantic and Pragmatic Language Development in Typical Acquisition, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and Williams Syndrome with Reference to Developmental Neurogenetics of the latter

Advisors: Ken Wexler, Damon Page; Committee Members: Irene Heim, Mriganka Sur

B.A. First Class Honours in Linguistics with Cognitive Science. September 2000 – June 2003

University College London. Department of Phonetics and Linguistics. London, UK

Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. 2014

LinguaEdge TESOL Teacher Training Program. Accredited by ACTDEC

Professional Experience

Editor II. January 2017 – present

Bracken Business Communications Clinic. Jake Jabs College of Business & Entrepreneurship at Montana State University (MSU).

Adjunct Instructor. October 2013 – present

INTERLINK Language Center at Montana State University, January 2017 – present

A.C.E. Language Institute at Montana State University, October 2013 – December 2016

Research Affiliate. March 2011 – March 2016

Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences.

the Wexler ab/Normal Language Lab.

Auxiliary Investigator. December 2011 – October 2012

Universidade do Minho (UMinho). Campus de Gualtar. Instituto de Letras e Ciências Humanas. Centro de Estudos Humanísticos. Braga, Portugal.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow. September 2009 – September 2011

Massachusetts Institute of Technology. MIT Clinical Research Center & Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences.

Children’s Hospital Boston. Division of Genetics, Program in Genomics.

Funded in part by a Postdoctoral Fellowship from the Simons Initiative on Autism and the Brain at MIT. (September 2009 – June 2011).

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