What is something you did not expect from this program?
I knew coming in, of course, that there was more to language than what was presented in high school English, but I still found myself a bit surprised at the depth of complexity of language.
What is your favorite linguistics field of study?
That would definitely be syntax. I find the structure of phrases and sentences highly fascinating, so out of all of the fields of study, I have taken the most classes in this area.
What are you hoping to do with your degree in linguistics?
I am hoping to supplement it with a master’s degree in Library Science. I want to specialize in rare books and preservation.
What would you tell someone who is thinking about pursuing a linguistics degree?
If you are a language nerd, don't be afraid to be different! Linguistics is not something a lot of people study in college, but that's okay.
What are some of your hobbies?
I enjoy reading science fiction and fantasy, as well as watching crime dramas. I also quite enjoy watching baseball; the Colorado Rockies and the Los Angeles Dodgers are a couple of my favorite teams.
What is/are your favorite food(s)?
Some of my favorite foods include penne alfredo and cheese ravioli. I do love Italian food.
If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
I would have to go with Germany or Switzerland; both have beautiful scenery, and I love the German language.