I am a third year PhD student in the department of Linguistics at Harvard University. My research focuses on how state-of-the-art computational models can bear on theoretical issues of language learnability and how they can be used as models of language processing in humans. I also do work on Bayesian models of pragmatics, as well as issues surrounding linguistic diversity. I am affiliated with the Computational Psycholinguistics Laboratory at MIT and the Meaning and Modality Laboratory at Harvard. Before Grad School I worked as a freelance translator and computational linguist at Transcendent Endeavors . I did my undergraduate work at Stanford University, in the Symbolic Systems program and the Slavic Literature department, where I wrote my honors thesis on the history of the Esperanto movement.