Rachel Garza is a Ph.D. student in Hispanic Linguistics. She received a B.S. in Psychology with a secondary major in Spanish at Baylor University. She later received an M.A. in Spanish at the same institution. Rachel’s main research interest is in the phonetic and phonologic use of Spanish Heritage Speakers in the U.S. She is also interested in how phonetic and phonologic variation within Spanish can be researched within the field of computational linguistics. Rachel is likewise interested in pragmatic variation as well as contact linguistics between all languages.