Alexandra O'Neil is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Linguistics studying Computational Linguistics. She received her B.A. from Indiana University Bloomington majoring in Linguistics and Central Eurasian Studies and minoring in African Languages (isiZulu). In the summer of 2019, Alexandra was accepted into the Fulbright-Hays Group Project Abroad in South Africa for immersive study of isiZulu. Additionally, she received a Foreign Language and Area Studies grant in 2020-21 for isiZulu (level 5, post-advanced). She has spent time teaching isiZulu in the community through the Bridges program and has acted as an assistant teacher in both isiZulu and Finnish at Indiana University, as well as L103 and L245 for the Linguistics Department. Her Ph.D. work focuses on enhancing access to internet resources and technology for speakers of under-resourced languages.
Graduate Student, Linguistics
Associate Instructor (isiZulu), African Studies Program