Nick is a Ph.D. student in Hispanic Linguistics. He obtained his B.A. in Spanish from Northern Kentucky University, and an M.A. in Hispanic Linguistics from Indiana University. Most recently, he completed a second M.A. in La Enseñanza del Español como Lengua Extranjera from the Universidad de Salamanca, Spain. His research interests lie in the areas of Second Language Acquisition, Syntax and variationist Sociolinguistics and Pragmatics. More specifically, he is interested in the use and acquisition of the Tense-Mood-Aspect system with both native and L2 learners of Spanish. Lastly, he has gained an interest in Sociolinguistic variation and its intersection with Psycholinguistic approaches to SLA.