PhD '23 Alumni

Prior degrees and institutions
MS, Communication Sciences and Disorders, MGH Institute of Health Professions, Boston, MA
BS, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Syracuse University

What was your research setting(s), mentor’s name and name of lab (if appropriate)
Speech and Language (SAiL) Literacy Lab, MGH Institute of Health Professions
Mentor: Tiffany Hogan, PhD, CCC-SLP

What was your research focused on (please provide a brief summary statement in layman’s terms? 
Her research interests are: early identification of developmental language disorders (DLD) and dyslexia, English language learning, and language screening and diagnosis.

What are your plans & goals now that you have completed your PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences?
With insights derived from my dissertation studies, I envision creating a business plan that closely interacts with users and consumers, offering them products that simplify and enhance their parenting and educating experiences. The focus will be on ensuring that these offerings are not only user-friendly but also grounded in evidence-based practices. My rigorous training in scientific exploration has solidified my analytical abilities, guiding my approach towards collecting data, testing prototypes, and continually iterating to ensure the highest quality. It is this symbiotic relationship between research and real-world applications that I am excited to champion in the future.