Lauren received her Bachelor of Arts (double majoring in linguistics and near and Middle Eastern civilizations) from the University of Toronto (UofT), Canada’s top university. She graduated with the highest honours and made the Dean’s list each year. She went on to complete her Master’s in linguistics at UofT. She is currently in the fifth year of her Ph.D. in linguistics, also at UofT, focusing on the social use of language through identity creation.
Since beginning her Master’s in 2018, she has gained extensive teaching experience at the university level. She has taught over 8 different courses in linguistics, both introductory and advanced. As an educator, her pedagogical philosophy – aside from instructing students on the goals and methodologies of the course – is to equip students with transferable skills that will make them competitive in academia and industry. In practice, she facilitates this through employing active learning strategies into her teaching that encourage students to engage with course materials through hands-on learning, develop strong communication skills, and advance their writing.
With her extensive research background, she is comfortable teaching a range of topics and helping students take their research projects to the conference and publishing level. Throughout her career in academia, she has gained specialized knowledge in the areas of linguistics, sociology, gender and sexuality studies, experimental design, acoustic and statistical analysis. Her research has been published in both invited and peer-reviewed journals; she has presented this work at several nationally and internationally renowned linguistics conferences.
In her free time, Lauren enjoys powerlifting, traveling around Japan, studying to take the N2, and spending quality time with her Ragamuffin cat, Biscuits.
ACT, AP, IB, SCAT, SSAT, ISEE, Elementary School, Middle School, High School
English, Mathematics, Science, Humanities
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