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  1. Ph.D. Spanish and Language Science, The Pennsylvania State University, 2017 (Anticipated)
  2. M.A. Spanish, The Pennsylvania State University, 2014
  3. B.A. Spanish, The Pennsylvania State University, 2012
  4. B.A. Italian, The Pennsylvania State University, 2012
  5. B.A. Global and International Studies, The Pennsylvania State University, 2012


Lauren Perrotti is a fifth year Ph.D. candidate (ABD) in Spanish and Language Science. She received her M.A. in Spanish and her B.A.s in Spanish, Italian, and Global & International Studies. Her research interests include an interdisciplinary look at bilingualism, language processing, and variation. Currently, Lauren is working on her dissertation under the advisement of Dr. Giuli Dussias and Dr. Rena Torres Cacoullos investigating variation in New Mexican Spanish-English codeswitching and its effect on language processing. Lauren has participated in the ISí Eye-Tracking Lab of Dr. Giuli Dussias to investigate questions regarding language processing in second language learners of Spanish and also the effect of the second language on the first language. Lauren has worked with Dr. John Lipski to study aspects of bilingualism in the unique population of San Basilio de Palenque, Colombia where speakers are bilingual in Spanish and a local creole, Lengua Palenquera. Lauren is a member of the Center for Language Science and Assistant Director for the Ronda, Spain Study Abroad Program. Lauren is a 2016-2017 Rock Ethics Institute Fellow in the College of the Liberal Arts.