Originally from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, I now live in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and am currently a PhD candidate at York University in linguistics and applied linguistics. I consult as a language analyst at Robert Leonard Associates.

I received an MA in linguistics: forensic linguistics from Hofstra University ('17) and an Adv. BA from the University of Manitoba ('13) with a major in linguistics, a minor in psychology, and substantial coursework in criminology.

My experience in forensic linguistics includes working with the Forensic Linguistics Capital Case Innocence Project, the Institute for Forensic Linguistics, Threat Assessment, and Strategic Analysis, and Robert Leonard Associates. I have consulted on over 100 criminal, civil, and investigative matters and am a member of an international threat assessment think tank.

My current research focuses on police discourse, and I've presented research applying discourse analysis methodologies to the writings of school shooters, extremist propaganda and online radicalized communities, police interviews, and redacted language evidence

I also co-maintain, a website dedicated to making forensic linguistic data available to researchers and furthering the scientific inquiry, transparency, and replicability of forensic linguistic research.

See my CV, Projects, & Experience for more information on my previous and current work.