Welcome! My name is Matthew, and I am a third year PhD student in the Department of Linguistics at UC Santa Cruz, where I am advised by Matt Wagers.

My primary research interests are in sentence processing, syntax, and memory, with an emphasis on studying the structural representations that guide online parsing operations. I have recently completed my MA thesis, exploring the function and granularity of syntactic cues that are leveraged during the resolution of long-distance dependencies.

I am the lead student-organizer of Nido de Lenguas, an organization dedicated to the celebration and revitalization of indigenous Oaxacan languages, and the chair of the departmental colloquia Events Committee.

Figure 1. Soap balloons on West Cliff


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