Resume

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Education

Ph.D. Linguistics 2016
University of California, San Diego
Thesis: Cross-language Activation and the Phonetics of Code-switching

M.A. Linguistics 2009
Northwestern University
Thesis: Semantic Contextual Cues and Listener Adaptation to Foreign-Accented English

B.A. Linguistics & B.A. International Studies 2009
Northwestern University
Academic Honors: Cum laude, Dean’s List Quarters Fall 2005 – Fall 2007

Work Experience

Post Doctoral Researcher  2016 – 2017
Département d’Etudes Cognitives (DEC), Ecole Normale Supérieure

  • Analyzed speech of Huntington’s Disease patients with signal processing algorithms
  • Designed experiments to test language and social cognition skills
  • Leveraged Git for version control
  • Used Markdown for writing summary reports

Graduate Student 2010 – 2016
Department of Linguistics, University of California, San Diego

  • Designed experiments to test early Spanish-English bilinguals’ language systems
  • Conducted statistical analyses with hierarchical models
  • Presented at conferences using diverse data visualization techniques

Research Assistant  2006 – 2009
Department of Linguistics, Northwestern University

  • Conducted signal processing analyses of human speech
  • Participated in workshops on innovative experimental designs

Community Engagement

R for Publication Instructor 2016 – present
In-person and online course for new R users 2016 – present

R-Ladies Paris Co-founder 2016
Meet-up bringing together women who use R

#barbarplots Member 2016
Successful Kickstarter promoting better data visualization

Skills

Programming Languages: R (expert), SQL (intermediate), Python (intermediate), JavaScript (beginner)

Preferred Stack: R::ggplot2, R::dplyr, R::tidyverse, R::Shiny, R::lme4, d3.js

Tools: Git, RStudio, Praat, xgboost

Languages: English (native), Spanish (conversational), Italian (conversational), French (beginner)

Citizenships: United States of America, Italy

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