Salam! My name is pronounced /mɛr goʊl/ or /mare goal/, and I am a fifth year doctoral candidate in experimental psychology at McGill University. I received my Bachelor of Philosophy and honors in Psychology under the mentorship of Dr. Tessa Warren at the University of Pittsburgh, where I also received a Bachelor of Arts in French and a minor in Neuroscience.
My broad research interests involve the dynamic social and cognitive processes that underlie language and bilingualism, particularly with respect to pragmatic and discourse-level processing. I am also enthusiastic about applying quantitative methods to characterize subtle ecological dynamics that contribute to cognition and language use. Outside of the lab, I am involved with global and local initiatives related to equity and diversity, feminism, and social justice.