I began my post-secondary education at a small liberal arts school in Arkansas. I started as a Music Major, but soon learned that the isolation of the practice rooms wasn’t for me, so I changed to English, where I was very happy. After three years of teaching after completing my Bachelor’s, I decided to go back to pursue graduate work, and I knew that Linguistics would be perfect for my interests. I have studied in Hawai’i for six years and will be defending my dissertation in the fall of 2015.

2015      PhD in Linguistics- University of Hawai’i at Mānoa

2014      Master’s in Linguistics- University of Hawai’i at Mānoa

2006      Bachelor’s in English Literature- John Brown University