Jay is a first-year PhD student who graduated summa cum laude from the University at Buffalo with a B.A. in Linguistics in the honors language structure and theory track, as well as in Spanish. They wrote their undergraduate thesis on verb usage patterns in disclosures of mental illness based on data pulled from the Corpus of Contemporary American English. They have presented their thesis research at Penn State University and the Northeastern Modern Languages Association conferences. Jay's primary research interests are in Language Documentation and Sociolinguistics.
B.A. in Linguistics in the honors language structure and theory track & Spanish
Awards, Honors and Recognitions
Presidential Graduate Fellowship – University of Georgia, Fall 2022
Outstanding Senior in Linguistics – University at Buffalo, Spring 2022
Dean’s List – University at Buffalo, Fall 2018 - Spring 2022
Travel Award – Penn State Undergraduate Exhibition in Hispanic and General Linguistics 2020
Honorable Mention for Undergraduate Research – Northeast Modern Language Association 52nd Annual Convention, 2021