Research & Design, Strategy, & Speaking

Media, Publications, & Conferences

Information on talks I've given, things I've written, and interviews I've given!



Matthew Grocki and Justin Davis invited me to talk all things accessibility related to language on their podcast Design by Committee! I had a really great time talking to them. You can click here to listen to the episode, and don’t forget to check out the rest of their episodes, too!

Megan Figueroa and Carrie Gillon of The Vocal Fries podcast invited me on to talk about heritage language learners! We talk about what that means and how we are teaching them vs how we should teach them and what the effects of current ideology is on their sense of self worth. You can click here for a link to the episode, OR you can find it on your favorite podcast app!

Bryan Alexander invited the editors of the Succeeding Outside the Academy: Career Paths Beyond the Humanities, Social Sciences, and STEM collection as well as two of the contributors (me and Dr. Katie Rose Guest Pryal!) onto the Future Trends Forum to discuss the book and trends in non-academic jobs. If you missed it, you can check it out on YouTube! 

Dr. Anna Marie Trester interviewed me for her Campfire series at Career Linguist! Check it out and hear me talk about how I moved from linguistics to UX! 

I was interviewed by Lauren Gawne of Superlinguo and co-producer of the podcast Lingthusiasm! Read about how my linguistics training transfers over into UX! 


2019 (forthcoming): I’m writing a book! The book is about designing and researching natural language for digital products. I’m including information on sociolinguistics, sociophonetics, conversation analysis and more! My goal is to help tech make ethical decisions around language interfaces/interactions as well as design inclusive products. It will be out in late 2019 with Rosenfeld Media!

2015- present       Writings on Medium

2018 Dr. Jennifer Polk invited me to contribute a guest post to the Beyond the Professoriate blog! I talk about how to find interesting and fulfilling work outside the academy.

2018             Succeeding Outside the Academy: Career Paths Beyond the Humanities, Social Sciences, and STEM. Contributor.  I was invited to contribute a chapter to this collection that gives practical, hands-on advice to PhD students and holders on leaving academia and finding fulfilling careers. You can buy a copy here! 

2017              I wrote a guest post for Dr. Samuel McLean where I talk about how I developed an interactive peer editing practice for my classrooms. 

2013              Teaching Intervention on the Pronunciation of Intervocalic Spanish /d/. In C. Howe, S. Blackwell & M. Lubbers Quesada (Eds.), Selected Proceedings of the 2011 Hispanic Linguistics Symposium (pp. 39-50). Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press. 


2017    Don't Shut Me Out! Language Is Content, Usability, and Accessibility. MinneWebCon, Minneapolis, MN. May 1. 

2014    OMG! Spanish-English code-switching on Facebook, Linguistic Association of the Southwest, San Diego, CA. September 18-20.Blind, peer-reviewed abstract selection. 

2014    The effects of task complexity and discourse function on oral Spanish linguistic complexity and accuracy, American Association for Applied Linguistics, Portland, OR. March 22-25. Blind, peer-reviewed abstract selection; 30% acceptance rate. 

2013    “I’m just as good as he is!”: Social context and linguistic complexity in academic Spanish, Second Language Research Forum, Provo, UT. October 31-November 2. Blind, peer-reviewed abstract selection. 

2013    Influence of interlocutor on Spanish oral L2 performance, American Association for Applied Linguistics, Dallas, TX. March 16-19. Blind, peer-reviewed abstract selection; 30% acceptance rate. 

2012    Influence of interlocutor on Spanish L2 performance, Second Language Research Forum, Pittsburgh, PA. October 18-21. Blind, peer-reviewed abstract selection. 

2011    Teaching intervention on the pronunciation of intervocalic Spanish /d/, Hispanic Linguistics Symposium, Athens, GA. October 6-9. Blind, peer-reviewed abstract selection; 25% acceptance rate.