Curriculum Vitae

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EDUCATION

2014

Ph.D. in Hearing and Speech Sciences
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate, Neuroscience and Cognitive Science

University of Maryland, College Park, MD
Dissertation: Interactions between language experience and cognitive abilities
in word learning and word recognition.
Advisor: Dr. Rochelle Newman

2007

B.S. in Psychology, Summa Cum Laude
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Honors Thesis: The influence of grammatical class on cilingual's resolution
of tip-of-the-tongue states.
Advisor: Dr. Lise Abrams

2007

B.A. in Linguistics, Cum Laude
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

FUNDED RESEARCH, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS:

2013-2014

Dissertation Improvement Grant #BCS-1322565, Interactions between Language Experience and Cognitive Abilities in Word Learning and Word Recognition
National Science Foundation

2012-2014

NRSA T32, Institutional training grant awarded to the Center for the Comparative and Evolutionary Biology of Hearing
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders

2013

Graduate Student Distinguished Service Award
University of Maryland

2011-2012

Hayes Newby Fellowship
University of Maryland

Summer 2011

East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes (EAPSI) #IIA-1107673,
Processing Native and Non-Native Aspects of American and Singapore English
National Science Foundation

2009-2011

IGERT Fellowship
Biological & Computational Foundations of Language Diversity
National Science Foundation

2008-2009

Hayes Newby Fellowship
University of Maryland

2008

Best Research Paper Award, University Scholars Program
University of Florida

2007-2008

University Scholars Funded Research Program
University of Florida

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

2008-present

Graduate Research Assistant - Language Development & Perception Labs
Dept. of Hearing & Speech Sciences, University of Maryland
Advisor: Dr. Rochelle Newman

June-August 2013

Summer Researcher - Infant Language and Speech Lab
Dept. of Psychology, University of Toronto
Advisor: Dr. Elizabeth Johnson

June-Aug 2011

Research Fellow – Infant Language Centre
Dept. of Psychology, National University of Singapore
Advisor: Dr. Leher Singh

2009-2010

Lab Rotation - Neurocognitive Development Lab
Dept. of Psychology, University of Maryland
Advisor: Dr. Tracy Riggins

2006-2008

Undergraduate Research Assistant – Cognition and Aging Lab
Dept. of Psychology, University of Florida
Advisor: Dr. Lise Abrams