Katherine Russell

Hi! I am a second-year graduate student in the Linguistics Department at UC Berkeley. My research interests center on phonology, particularly in West African languages. I'm a recipient of the NSF GRFP. Before coming to Berkeley, I graduated from Georgetown University with a BA in linguistics and minor in Turkish.

Outside of linguistics, I enjoy playing piano, figure skating, biking, taking photos, drinking tea, and solving puzzles (crossword, jigsaw, you name it). I also love to travel and have studied abroad in Mexico, Turkey, Finland, Tanzania and Poland. The photo in my header was taken in Gnagbodougnoa, Côte d'Ivoire.