I have Bachelor's degrees from UMD in Philosophy and Linguistics. I also have a Master's in Professional Writing from USC. I'm interested in the evolution of language and cognition, and I primarily use birds as animal models to study comparative pattern processing abilities.
Areas of Interest
- Evolution of Language
- Neurobiology of Pattern Processing
- I use psychoacoustic methods to assess the auditory pattern processing abilities of birds. I hope to understand the neurobiological mechanisms explaining species differences in these abilities which may help us understand the evolution of human language.