I took undergraduate degrees in linguistics and mathematics at Utrecht University. In 2008 I went to Oxford to read for an MSc in mathematics, and subsequently I moved to “the other place” to take an MPhil in Linguistics.
In 2011 I moved to California, where I started my Ph.D. in Linguistics at UCLA. I received my Ph.D. in 2016, and subsequently became a Lecturer at UCLA, and then a postdoctoral scholar at the University of Connecticut. After a decade of academic wandering, I finally came back to Utrecht as a postdoctoral scholar in 2018. In 2022 I left academia, and moved to industry, working in the area of Conversational AI.
I have visited 35 independent countries, and 38 states of the U.S.
My Erdős number is 5. The route goes as follows: Tellings → de Swart → Winter → Francez → Zaks → Erdős.