I've graduated from the University of Arkansas with an Honors Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and French and a minor in Anthropology.
I have formally studied six languages other than English: Spanish, French, Italian, Russian, Basque, and Cherokee. Also, the research project I am an assistant on involves the Plains Apache language.
I spent the first part of the summer of 2009 studying in Annecy, France, summer 2008 in Pau, France, and summer 2007 in San Sebastian-Donostia, Spain.
My undergraduate research focused on the situation of the Basque language in the education systems of Spain and France.
I am going to graduate school to study language description, documentation, and revitalization. I will be attending the Applied Linguistic Anthropology program at the University of Oklahoma, beginning Fall 2009.
Why? Because I love languages and I do not think any of them should be lost.
I try to pick up knitting when I have the time (rarely) or when I need to chill out (often!).
My favourite music includes, in no particular order: Apocalyptica, Beastie Boys, Beck, Cake, Death From Above 1979, The Decemberists, Explosiosn in the Sky, The Faint, The Flaming Lips, Flogging Molly, Harry and the Potters, Jacques Dutronc, Jason Mraz, Maximo Park, M.I.A., Modest Mouse, Nous Non Plus, Of Montreal, The Ramones, The Shins, Sigur Ros, Sister Hazel, Sondre Lerche, Talking Heads, Trout Fishing in America, Vive La Fete, Weezer, The White Stripes, The Zutons
My favourite TV shows include: The Office, Firefly, Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, Project Runway, Dexter, Venture Bros., It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Arrested Development, Metalocalypse, Futurama, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Supernatural.