I am a PhD candidate in Applied Linguistics at Northern Arizona University. Before coming to NAU, I taught Portuguese as a Fulbright Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. I received my MA in English Language Teaching with a focus on English for Specific Purposes from the University of Warwick, UK.

I teach English for international students enrolled in the Program in Intensive English at NAU. I also help organize the Portuguese and the Corpus Clubs at NAU. My research interests include corpus linguistics applications to language teaching and second language writing for university purposes.