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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 a multilingual society, 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.