I am a Ph.D. student in Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I am advised by Julia Hockenmaier.

My interests are in natural language processing and machine learning. My PhD research has focused on how to tackle semantic tasks like textual entailment using image caption denotations.

I graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 2012 with a B.S. in Computer Science and a B.A. in Japanese.