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 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. My current research focuses on the underlying cognitive mechanisms involved in language switching and codeswitching and how this differs across bilingual speakers. I am particularly interested in understanding how heritage speakers use their languages and how their unique experiences shape cognition and language use. 

I am also interested in questions such as: 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. If you’re interested in participating in one of my studies, check out this link to learn more about how you can sign up!

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