Where I’m from: Knoxville, Tennessee
Schools Attended and Degrees Awarded:
BA from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Major- English, Minor- Children’s Literature.
MA from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Double Concentration in Children’s Literature and Applied Linguistics.
Graduate Certificate in Cognitive Science from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
Current Degree Program: PhD in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences from the University of Connecticut
Primary Advisor: Dr. Carl Coelho, SLHS
Lab Membership: Acquired Language Disorders Lab
Other Affiliations: IGERT Fellow in Language Plasticity- Genes, Brain, Cognition & Computation Training Program;
Member of NSSLHA
My research focuses mainly on narrative and storytelling patterns; what those patterns can tell us about how language operates in the brain; and how using those patterns can be used as measurements for speech therapy and improved quality of life for those with neural-based communication disorders, primarily Aphasia and TBI.
Conference Presentations and Posters:
Conflicts and Resolutions: Tensions, Struggles, and Solutions in Varied Discourses, UNC Charlotte EGSA 15th annual Graduate Student Conference, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, North Carolina, “The Influence of Language on Social Change in The Secret Garden,” January 24, 2015.