I am a lesbian and I am a cognitive science PhD student.//

I am a linguist and I’m interested in how language is processed in the brain. I am particularly interested in people with aphasia and in their difficulties with words and their meanings.

I am originally from Brazil, and I am in Sydney doing my PhD at Macquarie University.
My country is not a friendly place for the queer community and that is one of the reasons I decided to leave. I now work among an amazing and supportive group of people who respect me for who I am, and I am very grateful for that!

Instagram: @b.tessaro