Hello, my name Drake Asberry and I am from Morgantown, West Virginia. I am excited to begin my doctoral program in SLAT at the University of Arizona. I hold a Bachelor’s of Science in Landscape Architecture from West Virginia University, but decided to change career paths, which led to me obtaining my Master’s Degree in Linguistics and TESOL. I have been providing technical training and seminars since 2007 and have been teaching English as Second Language since 2013. My research interests include phonetics, phonology, and languages in contact. Outside of school and work, I enjoy any activities that help me disconnect from the digital world and can get me outdoors.