BioAurora entered the PhD program in the SLA program at Carnegie Mellon University in Fall 2014. Before coming to CMU, she obtained her Masters at the University of Hawaii while teaching ESL reading and writing courses. Her previous research looked at the relationship between visual/verbal working memory and reading proficiency in L2 Japanese learners. In a separate project, she also investigated factors influencing the motivation and attitudes of L2 Japanese learners participating in extensive reading. Her current interests include the cross-linguistic transfer of reading skills, vocabulary development, and reading pedagogy.
EducationM.A. in Second Language Studies, University of Hawaii at Manoa
B.A. in Biology, Boston University