Aaron is a Hoosier by birth who grew up in the great state of Texas. He is a student of international studies (BAIS 2001, U Miami), linguistics (MA 2006, Texas), law (JD 2010, Wisconsin), and sociology (MA 2010, Indiana). His sociological research centers broadly on immigrant populations and the bases for their stratified outcomes. More specifically, his work explores immigrants' language patterns and post-migration language acquisition, second generation bilingualism and bilingual education, and language policy and planning.
When not in school, Aaron has interpreted for overseas patients at the National Institutes of Health, taught English to junior high school students in Ibaraki, Japan, and helped migrant workers in the upper Midwest obtain important legal services. He and his partner have two dogs, Lola and Rocco, and a cat named Per who make life infinitely more interesting.