I’m an Information Science PhD student at Cornell University working in natural language processing. My advisor is David Mimno.

I have a master’s degree in computational linguistics from the University of Washington, where I was advised by Fei Xia, and I’ve previously worked at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and Maana, a data analytics startup.

Research Interests

My research is in natural language processing and machine learning. I’m particularly interested in unsupervised and semi-supervised techniques, such as word embeddings and topic modeling. I study how these techniques can be used to explore new datasets, ranging from literature to social media, and solve problems of semantic similarity, such as synonym and paraphrase detection.


May-August 2017: Interning at Rakuten in Seattle, WA

January 2017: Attending the Amazon Graduate Research Symposium in Seattle, WA


Spring 2017: TA for CS 3300: Data-driven Web Applications