Nathan LaFave graduated from The University of Michigan in 2009 with a B.A. in Linguistics and Chinese Language and Culture as well as a minor in Music. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Linguistics at NYU. He worked as an intern at LARC and as a research assistant on an NSF-funded doctoral dissertation grant to Lucia Pozzan and Virginia Valian. Nathan is primarily interested in sociolinguistics, and more specifically in Computer Mediated Communication.