Raksit

Bio

Raksit was born and raised in New York City and raised trilingual, speaking Thai with his mother and Cantonese with his father, which set the grounds for his intense interest in language. His interest continued when he entered Hunter College High School, where he learned both Spanish and French, and it didn't stop there. When he began college at Yale University, he had the privilege of studying both Korean and Japanese, and it was there that he discovered his passion for linguistics.

During a fellowship, Raksit was able to live in Seoul, South Korea for a year, where he was immersed in intensive Korean language classes. While there, he tutored ESL speakers and translated multiple Korean language learning textbooks for English speakers. After graduating summa cum laude from Yale with a BA with distinction in Linguistics, he received another fellowship to carry out fieldwork documenting endangered languages on the island of Ishigaki in southern Japan for a year. After receiving an AM at Harvard, he continued his studies at UC Berkeley, where he is currently a PhD candidate. His research focuses on understanding language change through carrying out experiments using laboratory techniques.

In his free time, he enjoys catching up on TV shows, wandering around cities, and playing Duolingo. He also loves to cook, especially Thai food.

Education & Qualifications
  • University of California, Berkeley, PhD Candidate in Linguistics
  • Harvard University, AM in Linguistics
  • Yale University, BA with Distinction in Linguistics
Specialties
  • ESL
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Thai
  • Linguistics
  • Admissions Coaching (College)
  • GRE
  • PSAT/SAT
  • SSAT/ISEE
  • Statistics 
  • Computer Science (Python)
  • Software (R, LATEX)
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