Welcome to my WordPress site. I am a doctoral student in the Department of Second Language Studies at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.

JacksonWhile enrolled at UHM, I have been employed as a graduate research assistant for the National Foreign Language Resource Center, an instructor in the English Language Institute, and a lecturer in the Second Language Studies Department. I was also managing editor at Language Learning & Technology for several semesters.

Other activities have included serving as a department representative in the UH Graduate Student Organization, an assistant in the Second Language Acquisition and Bilingualism Laboratory, and a fundraising vice-president on the board of the Second Language Studies Student Association.

Recently, with support from a Bilinski Dissertation Fellowship and a Language Learning Dissertation Grant, I completed my doctoral dissertation on individual differences in second language acquisition, under the supervision of Dr. Richard Schmidt.

I will receive my degree in May, 2014.

In my spare time, I jog, or, occasionally swim, hike, or ride my bicycle. I enjoy reading fiction or watching Japanese films. For more information, please browse these pages, visit my sites at Linkedin and Academia.edu, or contact me.