My primary research interest is the intersection of conversational practice and larger societal understandings of gender and class. My area of expertise is Hindi-speaking northern India, where I have spent nearly a year performing background fieldwork on Hindi conversational practices. Along with researching, I also spent this time as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant in a New Delhi government school, where I taught low-income middle school students conversational English. As an undergraduate, I performed fieldwork in Queens, NY at a social services agency that aimed to help recently arrived immigrants from South Asia integrate into US society. My thesis analyzed South Asian social workers' joking practices and the impact conversation on how social workers saw themselves in relation to their lower-class, recently arrived immigrant clients. My senior thesis was recognized by the Society of Linguistic Anthropology in their annual undergraduate essay competition.