I am a second-year Ph.D. student in linguistics at the University of California San Diego, a Norwegian Fulbrighter in the US, and the student liaison on the board of the San Diego Chapter of the Fulbright Association.

My research is focused on prosodic typology and grammatical tone, and also includes work on compounding, gender, grammaticalization, loanword adaptations, and bilingualism.

Fieldwork is an important part of my research, and I work with native speakers of Somali and Rere (aka. Koalib).

In a former life, I played guitar in the Norwegian progrock band Suburban Savages.