I am a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Psychology at Stanford University working with Mike Frank. I am interested in how children’s rapid language acquisition emerges from the interaction of their learning mechanisms and the structure of their learning environments. My work combines behavioral and computational analysis of infants’, children’s, and adults’ learning mechanisms with corpus analyses of the language children hear and the world they see.

Previously, I was a graduate student at Indiana University, where I was advised by Chen Yu and Linda Smith. I also spent some time in Japan, working with Shohei Hidaka on some statistical tools for analyzing eye-tracking data.