I am a scientist trained in acoustic phonetics, speech perception, and auditory neuroscience. I research auditory attention and speech processing in multitalker environments, individual differences in speech intelligibility, and the relationship between speech perception and distinctive feature theory. Currently I work as a postdoctoral research fellow in the Laboratory for Auditory Brain Science & Neuroengineering, part of the Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences at the University of Washington, where I research ways in which auditory attention is affected by linguistic properties of attended and unattended speech. I got my PhD from the UW Department of Linguistics under Richard Wright as a member of the phonetics lab. Before starting my graduate studies I was a graphic designer for four years, and during graduate school I maintained a part-time freelance design company called Boomslang Design. I also spent some time as Vice President of Northwest Tree Alliance, a start-up educational non-profit focused on sustainable urban ecologies. Before that, I did my undergraduate work in Neurobiology and Philosophy, also at UW Seattle.
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