In April 2022 I joined the English Linguistics department of Holger Hopp at the Technical University of Braunschweig. I’m working towards my Habilitation in speech segmentation abilities in ab initio and L2 learners. I will also be leading the DFG-funded Ini-Seg Project.

From 2019-2022 I was an Akademische Rätin (senior postdoctoral researcher) in the German Linguistics department of Sarah Schimke at the Technical University of Dortmund. I taught classes in German Linguistics, Bilingualism, and Psycho- and Neurolinguistics.

From 2017-2019 I was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Maryland. Together with Rochelle Newman, I’m investigating how infants, toddlers, and adults begin to learn a foreign language at first exposure. I’m especially interested in how L1 knowledge helps and hinders this process.

From 2014-2017, I was a Postdoctoral Researcher working at the Université Paris Descartes with Thierry Nazzi. I investigated how infants process consonants and vowels during early word learning and recognition. I was especially interested in how this processing changes over the first year of life and how this relates to later language outcomes.

In 2013 I completed my PhD at the Georg-August-Universität-Göttingen under the supervision of Nivedita Mani. My dissertation focused on how bilingual adults and toddlers activate words from both of their languages during lexical processing.