(left to right: Ellen Thompson, Edward Gonzalez, Tometro Hopkins, Feryal Yavas, Tasha Uria, Mehmet Yavas)
2008 Award Winner: Tasha Uria
Tasha Uria was born and raised in Miami, FL. In 2006, she received her Bachelor of Arts in French from FIU and received the College of Arts and Sciences Academic Award. Tasha’s interest in linguistics was sparked when she took a class in French Phonetics as an undergraduate, leading her to pursue a graduate degree. During her time as a graduate student, she has worked as a teaching assistant for the Phonetics classes and has aided with data collection and research. She plans to work as an English-language teaching assistant in France after graduation, and would also like to work in other countries as an ESL teacher. Her main areas of interest are second language acquisition and speech errors.