About me.

I am currently a Post-Doctoral Research Associate at the Applied Research Lab for Intelligence and Security (ARLIS), a university-affiliated research center at the University of Maryland. I received my PhD in Language Science in Spanish from the Department of Spanish, Italian and Portuguese at Penn State University.

My research focuses on the link between production and processing, and I explore this link through the incorporation of sociolinguistic and corpus-based research into psycholinguistic and lab-based experiments examining bilingual language switching and codeswitching. Currently at ARLIS, I am assisting on a project examining transcutaneous vagal nerve stimulation (tVNS) on speech perception and discrimination.

I received my B.A. in Linguistics and Spanish from the University of Florida in 2014, and am affiliated with the Language and Brain Labs at said campus. Aside from voraciously consuming articles in language science, I spend my free time playing the piano, cycling, and attempting to finish that novel I started four years ago. I also have a passion for discussion and learning, and enjoy striking up conversations with individuals of all walks of life, learning about their experiences.

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Contact Me.

You can send an email to maj@umd.edu at any time, and I will respond as soon as I can. You can also find me on Academia.edu, LinkedIn, and ORCID. Due to COVID-19, I do not currently have an office.