As you can tell from the featured photo, I’m a no-nonsense stickler who believes in rules and regulation. I also thoroughly enjoy dogs.

I graduated from the University of Alberta with an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics in 2015. The title of my honours thesis was “Reduction in Plains Cree” and was completed under the supervision of Dr. Benjamin V. Tucker. I enrolled in a Master of Science degree at the University of Alberta later that year. In January 2017 I was reclassified as PhD student.  I have completed course work in phonetics, phonology, syntax, morphology, statistics, speech technology, corpus linguistics, language documentation, language revitalization,  lexicography, and psycholinguistics. I have experience working with indigenous language of Canada, namely Plains Cree and Nakoda.

At one point I also earned a diploma in Professional Writing from MacEwan University.