He has a solid background in Linguistics and Hispanic Studies from the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa (UA), where he obtained his Master´s degree. He was a Fulbright visitor instructor at University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). As a member of the Language Acquisition Research Laboratory of the University of Ottawa (LAB), he has been actively participating in Hispanic Linguistics research for the past three years. /). His research interests are Languages in Contact, Sociolinguistics, Hispanic linguistics and Language Acquisition. His current research studies cross-linguistic influence in highly proficient bilinguals. He aims to describe the extent to which bilingual speakers show similar or dissimilar linguistic behavior as compared to monolingual speakers.