About

Education

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

Major: Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience                        Minor: Linguistics

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

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. Sept. 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. Jan. 2017 – present

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

Adjunct Instructor. Oct. 2013 – present

INTERLINK Language Center at Montana State University, from Jan. 2017

A.C.E. Language Institute at Montana State University, Oct. 2013 – Dec. 2016

Research Affiliate. Mar. 2011 – Mar. 2016

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

the Wexler ab/Normal Language Lab.

Auxiliary Investigator. Dec. 2011 – Oct. 2012

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

Postdoctoral Research Fellow. Sept. 2009 – Sept. 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. (Sept. 2009 – June 2011).

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