I'm a Marie Curie postdoctoral fellow in the Speech and Bilingualism research group at the Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language (BCBL) in Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain. Together with Dr. Clara Martin, I currently investigate orthographic effects in bilinguals' speech production and perception.
My research is concerned with the question of why bilinguals (and monolinguals) speak the way they do. The factors in which I'm particularly interested include (non-native) language input and orthography. The latter is the focus of my H2020-MSCA-IF-2018 project LIPPS: Literacy's influence on the production and perception of speech.
I received my PhD from Radboud University in the Netherlands, where I worked in the First Language Acquisition Group. My supervisors were Prof. Dr. Paula Fikkert (Radboud University, The Netherlands), Prof. Dr. Janet van Hell (The Pennsylvania State University, USA) and Dr. Titia Benders (Macquarie University, Australia).
In 2014/2015 I was a visiting Fulbright Scholar at the Pennsylvania State University's Bilingualism and Language Development Lab, where I conducted an ERP study on phonological processing and perceptual asymmetries in English-Spanish bilingual and monolingual children and adults.
Together with Prof. Dr. Tanja Kupisch, I have previously worked on projects investigating grammatical gender in adult German heritage speakers of French and Italian.
I hold a master's degree in Linguistics and Cognitive Science from the University of Delaware, USA and a bachelor's degree in French Linguistics from the University of Hamburg, Germany.