I am a first-year PhD student in Language Education at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, where I research different methods used to teach and learn languages and see how they function in the classroom.

Research interests: applied linguistics; teaching and learning; Project-Based Learning; language teacher education; curriculum design; material creation

This is an amalgam of posts related to doing a PhD, my own research, and other academic things.

Doing a PhD

Operation PhD: Academic Resolutions for 2018

I was on a bit of a self-help improvement kick at the end of 2017, so I wrote this post to motivate myself to try to live my best academic life in 2018.

The Mooc-ness Monster: 21st Century Education’s Latest Craze

Attempting to make sense of my new, self-motivated learning environment. Still trying to work out all the kinks.

Everything You Wanted (And Didn’t Want) To Know About Doing a PhD

Healthy Habits (What Are Those?)


Getting Up Close and Personal

I recently participated in a series of posts where PhD students around the world and from many different disciplines answered questions about the reality of PhD-ing.


Eskola Txikiak: An Introduction

Eskola Txikiak Pt 2: Where Everybody Knows Your Name

A series on the topic that inspired my Master’s thesis and my current research interests.