Background

Professional Experience

2016 – present

Postdoctoral Fellow
Child Language and Speech Studies Lab, Department of Psychology, University of Toronto Mississauga
Sponsored by Elizabeth Johnson

Education

2011 – 2016

Northwestern University
Ph.D., Linguistics
Specialization in Cognitive Science

Thesis title: Perceptual learning of accented speech by first and second language listeners
Committee: Ann Bradlow (chair), Matt Goldrick and Nina Kraus

Summer 2012

University of Wisconsin-Madison
Southeast Asian Studies Summer Institute (SEASSI)
Intensive Thai language courses

2008 – 2010

Simon Fraser University
Master of Arts, Linguistics

Thesis title: Effects of linguistic and musical experience on Cantonese tone word learning
Committee: Yue Wang (senior supervisor), Dean Mellow, Murray Munro and Valter Ciocca (external examiner)

2003 – 2007

Simon Fraser University
Bachelor of Arts, Linguistics (extended minor English)

Awards

2011-2015 $80,000 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Doctoral Fellowship
2015 $3000 Northwestern University Graduate Research Grant
2015 $800 Northwestern University TGS Conference Travel Grant
2015 $300 Northwestern University Cognitive Science Travel Grant
2013 $700 Northwestern University TGS Conference Travel Grant
2013 $300 Northwestern University Cognitive Science Travel Grant
2012 $1,500 Southeast Asian Studies Institute Tuition Scholarship
2009 $6,250 Simon Fraser University Graduate Fellowship
2009 – 2010 $17,500 SSHRC Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship (Master’s)
2009 $2,500 Simon Fraser University Graduate International Research Travel Award
2008 – 2009 $10,000 Pacific Century Graduate Scholarship
2008 – 2009 $9,000 Special Graduate Entrance Scholarship
2007 $4,500 Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Undergraduate Student Research Award
2004 – 2007 $10,500 Simon Fraser University Open Scholarship
2003 $3,500 The British Columbia Secondary School Summit Entrance Scholarship

Achievements

2012 Nominee for the Usha Maha Jani Award for excellence in language study, SEASSI
2010 Dean of Graduate Studies Convocation Medal, Simon Fraser University
2007 Outstanding Academic Achievement Award, Linguistics Department, Simon Fraser University
2004 – 2007 Honour Roll, Simon Fraser University

2008 – 2010

Master of Arts, Linguistics Simon Fraser University Thesis title: Effects of linguistic and musical experience on Cantonese tone word learningSupervisor: Dr. Yue Wang

2003 – 2007

Bachelor of Arts, Linguistics Simon Fraser University

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