I am a PhD candidate in Applied Linguistics at Northern Arizona University. My research interest lies in corpus-based approaches to second language teaching, register variation, academic discourse, and second language writing. I have published my work at Register Studies, Journal of Reading as a Foreign Language, Spanish and Portuguese Review, among others.

Most of my research is informed by my experience as a Portuguese and English language teacher. I taught EFL/ESL classes in Brazil and in the US and Portuguese as a Foreign/Second Language in Brazil, the US and the UK.

In the Spring of 2021, I became a visiting professor at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil (UFRGS), teaching in the TESOL undergraduate program. At NAU, I have been a co-president of the Corpus Clubs since 2018, and a founder of the  Portuguese Club.