I am a Research Fellow at the Kempner Institute for the Study of Natural and Artificial Intelligence at Harvard University. My research aims to understand the computational and cognitive principles that underlie human language. How do humans communicate so flexibly and effectively? And how does this happen given limited cognitive resources? I approach these questions through a combination of probabilistic modeling, machine learning, and behavioral/neuroimaging experiments. This work serves the dual goals of understanding the human mind and safely advancing artificial intelligence.

Previously, I earned my Ph.D. in Brain and Cognitive Sciences at MIT, where I worked with Roger Levy in the Computational Psycholinguistics Laboratory. I earned my B.A. from Harvard in Mathematics and Linguistics in 2018.

In my free time, I like making music, writing comedy, and playing SET.