I am a postdoctoral scholar working with Michael C. Frank at Stanford University. My primary research focuses on bilingual infant word learning. I study (i) how young bilingual learners handle the demands of learning two languages in their environments and (ii) whether bilinguals and monolinguals differ in language development and what may drive the difference. More recently, I have focused on the use of large-scale, multi-site studies to examine whether key infancy research findings can be generalized to different populations. I also have a strong interest in advancing infancy research through open science and best research practices (e.g., appropriate use of statistical methods in data analysis).
My secondary research interest is related to young children’s future-oriented behavior. In particular, I am interested in investigating what motivates children to save for their future and how to foster their saving behavior.