Growing up as a bilingual speaker of Catalan and Spanish in the multicultural city of Barcelona awoke in me an early interest for language. I am a phonetician working in prosody, i.e., the variations of pitch, duration and intensity that convey melody, meaning, and emotion to language. I am interested in how prosody shapes speech perception and the mental representations of words and sentences. My background in Hispanic linguistics, acoustics, laboratory phonology, and speech therapy inform my experimental work.