I am a fourth year student of Germanic linguistics, primarily interested in language contact, language change and the development of the Germanic languages, especially as they distinguish themselves from other Indo-European languages, such as Slavic and Baltic in particular. I am a native of Memphis, TN, having lived most recently in Moscow, where I was teaching English. Before that I was in the Peace Corps in Suriname, South America. I did my undergraduate studies at George Washington in DC, majoring in International Affairs with a focus on Russia and Eastern Europe. If you ever want a long story, ask me how I got from there to Germanic linguistics!