Alexander Aldrich is from Santa Clarita, CA and is currently a PhD student in Hispanic Linguistics. He lived for two years in Mexico City as a volunteer before attending Brigham Young University in Provo, UT, where he received his B.A. in Spanish in 2011 and his M.A. in Hispanic Linguistics in 2014. Alex worked briefly as an adjunct faculty member at BYU before entering the PhD program at the University of Arizona. His areas of interest include Phonetics, Phonology, and Second Language Speech Acquisition.