Welcome! I am a PhD candidate majoring in second language acquisition (SLA) at the University of Maryland, College Park. My research focuses on cognitive mechanisms of language learning and processing, using a variety of experimental techniques, such as behavioral tasks and eye tracking. I believe language teaching and learning can be dramatically changed if we combine advanced technologies with deeper understandings of the science of language learning.
I was supervised by Dr. Michael Long for my first qualifying paper. Currently, I am doing my dissertation on attention, awareness and the acquisition of vocabulary through reading, under the supervision of Dr. Robert DeKeyser.