Eddie Santos – NRC Application Software Developer

Eddie is a software developer with the National Research Council of Canada that is embedded here in the ALT Lab.  Eddie holds both a BSc and MSc in Computing Science from the University of Alberta. Eddie’s research focused on how natural language processing tools can be leveraged to work on source code and software engineering artifacts. Contact him at easantos@ualberta.ca or https://eddieantonio.ca/.

Danny Hieber – Postdoctoral Fellow

Danny is a Ph.D. Candidate in Linguistics at the University of California, Santa Barbara. His work focuses on the documentation, description, and revitalization of native languages of North America, with an eye towards linguistic typology and functional theory. He works primarily with Chitimacha (Sitimaxa), an isolate once spoken in Louisiana and now being revived by the Chitimacha Tribe on the basis of archival materials, and Plains Cree, an Algonquian language widely spoken in Canada. He also runs the Digital Linguistics (DLx) project, dedicated to creating web-based tools for linguistic data management.

Jolene Poulin – Software Developer

Jolene recently graduated with her BSc in Computing Science from the University of Alberta and joined ALTLab as a Software Developer. She is largely focused on recording extraction, validation, and speech synthesis, helping to bring a larger number of accurate recordings to the services offered by ALTLab and the 21st Century Tools for Indigenous Languages Partnership. Jolene values her work as it helps her connect with her Métis heritage and puts her natural language skills to good use. In her free time, Jolene enjoys knitting, roller skating, and hanging out with awesome dogs.

Erin McGarvey – Partnership Administrative Assistant

Erin is a graduate student pursuing her MSc in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Alberta.  She holds a BA in Linguistics from the University of Western Ontario. For her master’s thesis she is doing ethnographic research on a summer language program for the Unangax Language on St. Paul Island, Alaska that uses the Where Are Your Keys? method of language learning.   Her other research interests include linguistic anthropology, historical linguistics, language documentation, and lexicography. 

Michaela Stang – Partnership Administrative Assistant

Michaela is the acting Administrative Assistant for the Partnership. She holds a MLIS and a BA in Linguistics and Anthropology, both from the University of Alberta. Over the course of her degrees, she has had a number of student, volunteer, and professional positions at the UofA, including research assistantships in Linguistics and Digital Humanities, volunteer program assistant with CILLDI, public service assistantships with the University of Alberta Libraries, and many student committee executive roles. She can be contacted at 21ct4il@gmail.com or personally at mmstang@ualberta.ca