I am a postdoctoral fellow at the Polinsky Language Sciences Lab at Harvard University. My research focuses on the documentation and acquisition of Q’anjob’al. Q’anjob’al is a Mayan language spoken primarily in Guatemala. My 2010 dissertation evaluates the development of the verb morphology in Q’anjob’al. The dissertation contains entirely novel data that I collected in the field during several trips to Guatemala. There have been very few studies of the acquisition of ergative agreement systems. This allows for direct comparison with the acquisition of nominative case systems, which has been widely studied.