I’m a fourth-year PhD student studying linguistics at Stony Brook University, specializing in semantics and its interfaces with pragmatics and syntax. More specifically, my work is primarily in modality, gradability, tense, event semantics, and co-speech gesture. I came to linguistics via philosophy of language, which I studied as an undergraduate at Williams College in Williamstown, MA. I’d been dabbling in mathematical logic and set theory since I was in high school, but I didn’t fall in love with the study of meaning in language until I had the chance to take a course on Wittgenstein’s Philosophical Investigations in my junior year of college. After a couple of years in the “real world”, I decided that I wanted to study language for a living, and here I am!