My main academic interests are in usage-based models of language, especially Corpus Linguistics. Natural Language Processing, Language Modeling and Data Mining are on my diet on a daily basis. As of Fall, 2015, I started both the PhD in Spanish and the Human Language Technology MS in the Linguistics Department. I'm currently teaching Spanish for the Department of Spanish and Portuguese and working with Dr. Julieta Fernandez in the building of two L2 - Study Abroad corpora (oral and CMC).
On the side, I also like creating languages (conlanging), studying Universal Grammar and linguistic universals as well as reading about language evolution and all biolinguistic-related research.
Things I enjoy in my personal time are: dancing, reading, traveling, spending time with my family, writing, fidgeting with Raspberry Pies, and practicing Krav Maga. I also enjoy teaching languages.