June Choe

Ph.D. Student in Linguistics


  • B.A. (hons.) Northwestern University (2016–20)
  • Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania (2020 ~)
  • Interests

  • (Computational) Psycholinguistics
  • Language Acquisition
  • Parsing / Sentence Processing
  • Prosody & Information Structure
  • Methods: Web-based experiments, eye-tracking, self-paced reading, corpus analysis

    Programming: R (fluent) | HTML/CSS/JS (proficient) | Python (coursework)


    I am a second year PhD student in Linguistics at the University of Pennsylvania. I am a psycholinguist broadly interested in experimental approaches to studying meaning, of various flavors. I use computational and behavioral methods to study how comprehenders parse linguistic input, both in real time and at different stages of language development. My advisor is Anna Papafragou and I am a member of the Language & Cognition Lab.

    I received my B.A. in Linguistics from Northwestern University, where I worked with Jennifer Cole, Masaya Yoshida, and Annette D’Onofrio. I also worked as a research assistant for (and still collaborate with) the Language, Education, and Reading Neuroscience Lab) in Communication Sciences and Disorders. I wrote my thesis on the role of prosodic focus in the processing of garden-path sentences.

    Beyond linguistics research, I have interests in data visualization, science communication, and the R programming language. I blog about these topics in my spare time as a hobby. I’m especially passionate about improving explanatory data viz in academic research and strongly believe that style is just as important as content. I am also a Penn MindCORE student affiliate and work as a data science tutor for researchers at Penn.

    contact me: yjchoe@sas.upenn.edu