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I am a recent PhD graduate from the Linguistics program at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.  My research is primarily focused on the issues surrounding language and educational access in multilingual settings, endangered language documentation and conservation, language attitudes, and the general sociolinguistic issues of multilingualism in East Timor. As a result of my time as a Fulbright-Clinton Public Policy Fellow in the Ministry of Education in East Timor for the academic year 2014-2015, my dissertation focused on attitudes toward Tetun Dili, East Timor’s national language. I am currently based in Canberra, Australia, where I am on the job market.