Laurel Perkins earned her B.A. in Literary Studies from the University of Toronto, with minors in Italian Language and Near and Middle Eastern Civilization (Biblical Hebrew). She has been a research assistant at LARC since spring 2013. Her interests include children’s acquisition of syntax, as well as adult representation and processing of syntactic structures. In fall 2014, Laurel will be entering the Ph.D. program in Linguistics at the University of Maryland as a Flagship Fellow.