PhD '23 Alumni

What year did you start the program?  

List your prior degrees and institution
New York University: B.A., Linguistics
MGH Institute of Health Professions: M.S., Communication Sciences and Disorders 

What was your research setting(s), mentor’s name and name of lab?
Dr. Jordan Green, Speech and Feeding Disorders Lab 

What was your research focused on ( brief summary statement in layman’s terms)? 
The development, assessment, and treatment of motor speech disorders. 

What do you think is special about the PhD in RS program here at IHP?   
Working closely with other professionals including physical therapists and occupational therapists, as well as speech pathologists with different areas of expertise, will add important perspectives to my own work. 

Why did you choose to come to this program rather than a doctoral research program in your specific profession?  
As an alumnus of the IHP’s master’s program in Communication Sciences and Disorders (class of 2016) I was already familiar with the exciting research and supportive atmosphere available here. 

What are your plans & goals now that you have completed your PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences?
I have accepted a postdoctoral research position at Boston University's Infant Communication Lab working with Dr. Jana Iverson, and plan to apply for postdoctoral funding through the NIDCD in Spring 2024. I have also begun applying for faculty positions, aiming to accept a tenure-track assistant professor position in the next 18 months at a research-intensive university where I will continue my study of pediatric motor speech disorders.