Hello! My name is Monica Nesbitt. I am a third year PhD student in Linguistics. My research interests are in the subfields of phonetics, phonology, and sociolinguistics. More specifically, I am interested in probing the ways in which social and cognitive attributes effect speech perception and production and what their implications are for sound change. I am currently involved in documenting language change here in Lansing and am interested in utilizing the skills I will learn as a CHI fellow to create a repository of the interviews being conducted by myself and my collaborators. Very excited to get started!