I am a Computational Linguistics PhD candidate at University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, and I work with Dr. Lane Schwartz and Dr. Jonathan Dunn. My interests include computationally modeling underrepresented languages, and my dissertation focuses on modeling the morphology of Egyptian Arabic dialectal varieties, specifically Sa'idi Egyptian Arabic. My research approach centralizes linguistic diversity by utilizing linguistic and sociolinguistic approaches to inform and facilitate modeling of Egyptian Arabic.

Before computational linguistics, I earned my MA in teaching English as a Second Language from UIUC in 2020. I also graduated with a Bachelors in English Literature, Linguistics, and Education from Suez Canal University, Ismailia, Egypt in 2016 (Ranked 1st in class). My research experience includes experimental research exploring mental representation of time among Arabic and English bilinguals advised by Dr. Ionin. I have also researched second language acquisition among Egyptian Twitter users advised by Dr. Sadler and Dr. Yan.

I co-chaired the Annual Illinois Language and Linguistics Society Conference, which took place at UIUC on March 3rd, and March 4th, 2023. I am also Egyptian, which has fueled my research interest in Arabic! For more details, check my CV or send me an email.