I studied Cognitive Science and Psychology at the University of Toronto. After graduation, I worked professionally as a usability consultant applying cognitive theory (language processing, attention, and memory) to the development and refinement of human- computer interfaces. At the same time, I did an MSc in Cognitive and Decision Sciences at UCL.My PhD work investigates sensorimotor contributions to language processing. One line of my research uses fMRI to map retinotopically defined early visual field to investigate their contributions to reading. Another uses transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) to probe motor contributions to speech perception. Together the work aims to systematically explore linguistic processing in putatively “low level” cortical territories.