Jane Grabowski is currently a Ph.D. student in the Department of Germanic Studies at UT Austin. She received her B.A. and M.A. in Germanic Studies from Arizona State University, where she was first introduced to code-switching as a mechanism of language contact. Jane is interested in exploring how the grammars of bilinguals interact and in what way this interaction may be accommodated within, and simultaneously inform theoretical frameworks. She sees the Texas German Dialect Project as a unique opportunity to study various contact phenomena, including language attrition, bilingualism, and code-switching. Jane hopes that efforts from this project will shed light on language maintenance strategies and dispel negative attitudes towards minority languages.