I was born in Mexico but moved to Texas as a child. My background in a bilingual household first inspired me to study linguistics at Princeton University. Today I am interested in how new experimental methods such as fMRI, EEG, MEG, and mass online questionnaires allow us to test linguistic theories from the 20th century like never before, and how these can be applied to the field of second language acquisition. The way I see it, an individual language teacher may teach somebody how to fish, but a psycholinguist could one day help ""teach somebody how to teach somebody how to fish."" In this way, I want to help give others access to the same opportunities I had as a speaker of the lingua franca in a linguistically unequal world.