My primary research area is descriptive work on the Navajo language, an Apachean language spoken in the American Southwest. This work includes describing the lesser known areas of the grammar: focus particles, intensifiers, discontinuous adverbial constructions (i.e. frames), discourse markers, postpositions and derivational morphology. I am also interested in comparative Athabaskan linguistics, Grammaticalization theory, Construction Grammar, and Usage-based approaches. Currently, I am completing my dissertation and teaching a Navajo language class online at UNM. I am also a visiting scholar at University of Rochester from Spring 2017-Spring 2018.