I am a PhD Candidate in Linguistics and the Institute of Cognitive Science at the University of Colorado, under the direction of professors Martha Palmer and Jim Martin. I defended my thesis prospectus in May of 2018 and am planning on defending my thesis in May of 2019. My thesis is on using syntactic information to detect and interpret metaphoric language. In addition to my thesis, I work on lexical semantics, machine learning, logic, and generally methods for extracting meaning from natural language accurately and automatically.