Current Students

Jordan Blatter
Jordan Blatter
CL MS Student

Jordan recently finished up his undergraduate studies at Brandeis and has moved on to the 5th year BA/MS program in CL. He hopes to utilize the skills gained throughout the year to secure an engineering or research position in the NLP industry.

Jena Chen
Jena Chen
CL MS Student
Jena received her BA in Foreign Languages and Literature at National Tsing Hua University in Taiwan. She also did multiple exchange programs, in the US, Germany, and Hong Kong. After graduation, Chen worked as a project manager. And now she's decided to come back to her passions, linguistics, and hopes to build upon her experiences in the industry to build better products that connect human and technology.
Elaine Choi
Elaine Choi
CL MS Student

Elaine studied Linguistics and Chinese Language & Literature at the University of Washington. She was fortunate enough to take two intro CL courses during the last year of my senior year and became interested in the field of CL/NLP.

Ginger Ciaburri
Ginger Ciaburri
CL MS Student
Ginger earned a BA from Wheaton College in Massachusetts with a major in German and an independent major in computational linguistics and is excited to be able to more deeply explore the intersection of linguistics and computer science at Brandeis. In her free time she likes to play ukulele.
Lucy
Lucy De La Cruz
CL MS Student
Lucy received her BA in Linguistics with a minor in Korean at the University of Mississippi. Growing up, she learned that language and technology play a big role in human communication. Lucy's goal is to be able to use my knowledge in language and expand my understanding of technology through Computational Linguistics in order to build a better connection between people and computers.
Gaby Dinh
Gaby Dinh
CL MS Student

Gaby completed her BA in Linguistics and Asian Language and Cultures at UCLA. Gaby came to Brandeis to study computational linguistics in order to improve her computational skills and to explore areas of interest in natural language processing.

Brynna Kilcline
Brynna Kilcline
CL MS Student

Brynna graduated from the University of Washington in Seattle with a BA in linguistics and a minor in informatics, and she is looking forward to continuing her education at Brandeis. She is particularly interested in phonetics but is curious about anything having to do with language and language technology.

Dohyun Kim
Dohyun Kim
CL MS Student

Dohyun studied physics at Seoul National University had research experiences. Preparing for a career transition, she is fascinated by the field of computational linguistics. At Brandeis, She hopes to advance her computational skills and linguistic foundation which would complement her background. She loves to be outdoors, running and hiking in her free time.

Tawny Lynne Ferraro
Tawny Lynne Ferraro
CL MS Student
Tawny earned her BA at California State University, Northridge with a double major in Linguistics and Asian American Studies. She has worked as an English Language Instructor in Japan and as a Processing Engineer for a legal discovery company. She aims to fuse her love of language together with her programming experience to help drive the field of Computational Linguistics forward.
Christine Vy Lan Nguyễn
Christine Vy Lan Nguyễn
CL MS Student
After earning a BA in Sociology and Linguistics with an emphasis in language and speech technologies from UC Santa Barbara in 2021, Christine is seeking to explore the intersection of language, culture, and pedagogy to improve computer-assisted education and machine translation for users of all abilities. Their favorite pastimes include hiking and doodling.
Wesley Ricketts
Wesley Ricketts
CL MS Student

Wesley earned his BA in Linguistics and Psychology at Boston College. Following this, he spent several years working as the lab coordinator of the BC Language Learning Lab, where he had the opportunity to conduct psycholinguistic research using computational methods. At Brandeis, he hopes to enhance his programming skills in preparation for a career in industry.

Andrew Rueda
Andrew Rueda
CL MS Student

Andrew most recently worked as a data insights analyst in the tech industry, and before that graduated from New York University with a BA in Film & Television, where he became fascinated with language through the lens of international cinema. He is most excited to combine this with his passion for Machine Learning and Ethical AI.

Patrick Sonnenberg
Patrick Sonnenberg
CL MS Student

Patrick earned a BA in Linguistics, Sociology, and Gender/Sexuality Studies at the University of Tennessee. Since then, they have completed a Fulbright grant in Lithuania and worked as a linguist and research assistant for an international LGBTQ+ organization. Patrick is pursuing computational linguistics to learn how to bring a more nuanced, ethical, and inclusive approach to technology that does not simply reproduce harms and biases.

Annika Sparrell
Annika Sparrell
CL MS Student

Annika received a BA from University of Toronto in Linguistics, with a Celtic Studies minor. She enjoyed the programming courses taken throughout her undergrad degree and decided to pivot to studying Computational Linguistics to continue to pursue a career that is a compromise between the two fields. She is eager to further develop her programming skills as well as explore natural language processing and machine learning while undergoing the CLMS program at Brandeis.

Melissa Weisberg
Melissa Weisberg
CL MS Student
Melissa received her degree in Communications and in Linguistics from the University of Pittsburgh. Brandeis has been her top choice not only because it's a very competitive and diverse school, but also because Boston is the best city for its history, sports, and culture!
Arsalan Yaghoubi
Arsalan Yaghoubi
CL MS Student
Arsalan has participated in a Data Mining Lab (http://dml.iust.ac.ir/) for the past 2 years. As his thesis, he worked on an Argument Mining (AM) task. He is presenting at the AAAL conference and will be submitting a journal paper. Arsalan has also prepared his own AM dataset ( meta-analysis genre) including more than 140000 words.
Harry Zhu
Harry Zhu
CL MS Student
Harry graduated New York University with a major in Anthropology and a minor in Spanish. Coursework in linguistic anthropology led him down the road of linguistics, and eventually, of computational linguistics. He’s particularly interested in the combination of computational methods and psycholinguistics and wishes to pursue an industry career after his time at Brandeis.