I recently finished my Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from the University of California Merced. My dissertation is titled "Mathematical Models of Natural Language Evolution" and I successfully defended it on May 10, 2021. My research interest is in understanding text content through mathematical modeling of natural languages. I apply data science and machine learning methods to analyze and model temporal linguistic data to understand language change mechanisms. I have experience developing tools for analyzing unstructured and structured text data. I am interested in generating insights from extensive data to inform researchers in evolutionary linguistics and inform decision-makers in social justice initiatives.
I was born and raised in the Philippines where I lived until I was fifteen years old and migrated to the United States as a permanent resident with my mother and sister. I became a citizen of the United States in 2017. I lived in the state of Tennessee for six years before moving to California to pursue a graduate degree in Applied Mathematics. I love cooking and eating. I am also an amateur artist and my hobbies include painting, drawing, and playing video games.