Hi! My name is Sherry Yong Chen, and I am an ABD (all but dissertation) PhD candidate at MIT Linguistics. I also serve as a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Fellow for MIT Graduate Student Council.
I hail from a tiny little town called Longyou (southeastern China), known for some mysterious grottoes that are thought to date back at least 2,000 years.
As a linguist……
I work primarily on semantics, pragmatics, and their interfaces, involving theoretical, experimental as well as computational inquiries.
I also have experiences in NLP, computational linguistics and data analytics.
When I’m not thinking about linguistics……
I enjoy doing jigsaw puzzles, coloring, and writing quirky poems on the refrigerator.