I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Communications & Performing Arts at Kingsborough Community College (one of the many campuses of the City University of New York). I also hold an appointment as doctoral faculty in the Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences department at the CUNY Graduate Center. My research focuses on (1) phonetic and phonological learning in bilingual populations, and (2) the acoustic properties of fricative sounds. I received my PhD (2010) from the Department of Linguistics & Cognitive Science at the University of Delaware.

My teaching is mainly in our Speech Pathology major, with courses in Language Development and Voice & Articulation. Before starting my tenure-track position at CUNY, I held limited-term appointments at the University of Delaware, Concordia University, and the University of Toronto (among others).

My service is multifaceted and includes being an advisor to Xi Kappa (a local chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society), a mentor in the CUNY Research Scholars Program, and the founder of K-CORE (Kingsborough Collaborative Research & Conference Bootcamp), a program initiated in late 2019. To date, K-CORE brought together 22 students from 6 different CUNY campuses, who prepared collaborative research programs and were accepted to give a total of 28 conference presentations at the 2022 Bilingualism Matters Research Symposium, the 178th,  179th  and 183rd Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, the Northwest Linguistics Conference, the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Linguistic Association, the Web Summer School in Logic, Language & Information (WESSLI), and the 12th International Seminar on Speech Production.