Sara Johnson

Hi y'all, I am from Kailua Kona, Hawaii. I am 22 years old and a Sophomore, and married. My intended major is Health and Societies, with a minor in Linguistics. I am interested in bilingualism because I have acquired a new language when I was 21, and am fascinated by the differences in the way my brain processes two languages compared to someone who grew up with two languages.

Sebastián González

Howdy! My name is Sebastián and I am a senior (yikes!) studying Astrophysics at the University of Pennsylvania. As is evident from my greeting, I am from the great state of Texas; El Paso, Texas to be exact. I grew up in a Mexican family and so in addition to English, I also learned Spanish in the early stages of my life and continue my bilingualism to this day. My interests in bilingualism lay in how people's personality and their self-perception of it is a function of which language they are speaking and how that personality dependence is then dependent on what age they learned the different languages that they know.

Maysa Ouarda

My name is Maysa Ouarda, I am from Lyon, France. I am 20 years old. I am a junior and I study linguistics, history and literature. I am interested in bilingualism because I grew up speaking 2 languages, French and an Arabic dialect (Tunisian) since my parents are originally from Tunisia. I also learned English at school and a bit of German. I am interested in how multilingual people use the languages they speak in everyday life, code switching, and the differences between languages that make us want to use a language more than another.

Our Shared Interests

Evidently, we are all interested in the way that the age in which we learn new languages affects aspects of our everyday life and speech. We are passionate about the ways in which bilingualism shapes the way that we speak, communicate, and express one's self. While we are still developing who and what group we would like to help, we are interested in bilingual people in general.