University of Maryland
Polina Pleshak is a PhD Student in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Maryland, working with Maria Polinsky and Omer Preminger. She works primarily in formal syntax and is particularly interested in NP/DP structure. Fieldwork is her second nature (actually, her first nature). Since her =undergraduate studies, she hae been working with Finno-Ugric languages, such as Moksha and Hill Mari, Izhma Komi, Khanty and Hungarian. Three years ago, she started studying Kaqchikel, a Mayan language spoken in Guatemala. In addition to doing fieldwork and research, she enjoys singing, drawing and dancing.