I am a linguist, specializing in Zapotec languages, in both their modern and historical forms. I am interested in considering how academics can be effective allies to language activists. I utilize technology and digital humanities tools in both my grammatical and applied interests. As an assistant professor at Haverford College, in the Tri-College Department of Linguistics, I offer courses at Haverford College, Bryn Mawr College & Swarthmore College. I am currently serving as chair of the Bi-Co side of the linguistics department (Haverford & Bryn Mawr).