I am a pre-doctoral lab manager at the Language and Computation in Neural Systems group, working with Dr Andrea E. Martin at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics. Currently, I am conducting web-based behavioural and magnetoencephalography (MEG) studies to study the relationships between behaviour and oscillatory neural activity.
To make life during a global pandemic a bit more fun after having just moved to the Netherlands, I have also decided to simultaneously pursue a Research Master's in Cognitive Neuroscience at the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour.
I am fortunate to have mentors help me get a foot in the door of academia. Although I am still very early on in my research career, if you're an underrepresented minority who are interested in gaining research experiences, I would be very happy to share my experiences applying to and working in laboratories in linguistics and psychology departments in UK and US institutions.
Inadvertently, the languages I speak are all of the non-rhotic variety. That might change if I managed to learn Dutch. I play the Chinese dulcimer.