Brian Nguyen is a 4th-year undergraduate student studying biomedical engineering at the University of Florida. He is interested and currently working on a device that may improve audio recognition utilizing low-frequency signals.
Jillian Boland is a 3rd year Au.D. graduate student. She is interested in pediatric audiology and the effects of hearing loss on language development. She is currently working on a research project focusing on the lexical and phonological development of children with hearing loss.
Kara Payne is a fourth-year undergraduate student in the communication sciences and disorders program. While in the lab, she works on analyzing speech movement data which looks at the onset of jaw lowering and when the tongue begins rising. This data will provide insight regarding motor coordination. She is interested in infant swallowing and early-intervention speech therapy.
Kayla Tellez is a fourth year Psychology student graduating this upcoming May. She hopes to get accepted into the University of Florida’s graduate program for Rehabilitation Science in order to earn a PhD and fulfill her dream of becoming a speech language pathologist. Her main research interests include language acquisition in deaf children, children’s learning, and the effect of hearing impairments on speech perception and production. She is currently working in the Speech Development Lab as an undergraduate research assistant and is excited to gain a deeper understanding of phonemic knowledge and speech recognition development in children.
Kendall Massey is an undergraduate Communication Sciences and Disorders major with a minor in Disability Science. She is primarily interested in working with the pediatric population as an SLP and is also interested in studying voice perception.
Kiana Ferdowsiepour is a 3rd-year undergraduate student majoring in psychology and aims to attend medical school in the future. She is currently working as an undergraduate research assistant on an experiment involving motor control for speech production and analyzes movement data collected with Electromagnetic Articulography.
Kylie Fernandez is a 2nd year undergraduate student majoring in Communication Sciences and Disorders with minors in Educational Studies and Deaf and Hearing Sciences. She is currently working on submitting and publishing a literature review that analyzes the effects of socioeconomic status and parental knowledge on parental language input. Kylie is also interested in the way Autism Spectrum Disorder affects language development in children.
Lauren Pearson is an undergraduate student majoring in Education Sciences with a specialization in Disabilities in Society and a minor in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Lauren hopes to be a speech language pathologist in the future and is interested in language development involving hard of hearing/ deaf kids and kids with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Lindsay Michaelson is an undergraduate student majoring in Communication Sciences and Disorders with a minor in Disabilities in Society. She is currently collecting data from young adults with normal hearing to examine their abilities to process spectrotemporal acoustic structure.
Priscilla O’Hara is an undergraduate student majoring in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She is interested in language acquisition and the impact of demographics on speech development. She is currently working in the Speech Development Lab on the development of language processing strategies in children.
Sarah Daly is a third year Communication Sciences and Disorders student double minoring in Disabilities in Society and Deaf and Hearing Sciences, as she hopes to one day pursue pediatric speech-language pathology. She is currently working in the Speech Development Lab as a Lab Assistant collecting data from children to establish a connection between phonological awareness and temporal/spectral processing
Tammy Le is a 3rd year Au.D. graduate student. She is interested in speech and language development in children with hearing loss. She is currently working on her research project focusing on the lexical and phonological development of children with hearing loss.