Jasmin Hernandez Santacruz

Lab Affiliation(s): Bilingualism, Mind, and Brain Lab; El Areyto Lab

Research Interests: bilingualism; second-language acquisition, heritage speakers; cognitive control; multilingualism
I am a first-year PhD student in the School of Education at the University of California Irvine. I received my B.A. from UC San Diego in Linguistics and Psychology (with a specialization in Cognitive Science). I am co-advised by Drs. Judith Kroll and Julio Torres. My current research is in topics related to language learning and development across different interactional contexts – how does language use and the surrounding context influence a bilingual speaker’s cognition? How do speakers adapt to a changing environment, particularly when they need to use different languages in each context? I hope that my research will shed more light on the complexity of the bilingual experience and further support the idea that there is great variability within the bilingual population. Ultimately, my goal is to inform educational policy to maximize the benefits for bilingual students.  

Looking for:
Feel free to reach out if you share similar research interests and would like to join the lab!

Contact Information:
Email: jasmih10@uci.edu