I'm a twentysomething graduate student in linguistics, meaning that I spend my days - and sometimes my nights as well - thinking about how languages work. Writing for DI is one way in which I attempt to squeeze in a bit of quality time with my numerous other interests, especially psychology, genetics, and geography. I started contributing articles in mid-2006, and have been at it ever since, though I generally recommend ignoring that big gap in the middle.
I've spent the majority of my adult life in the vicinity of Lake Ontario. These days I live in Toronto, and can still occasionally be spotted in a tree. If you look carefully, that is.