Students

Thesis Students:

Lisa Boldini

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Lisa is a first-year Master’s student in Emerson College’s Communication Disorders program. She received her undergraduate degree in Communication from Boston University in 2009 and worked in a different field before returning to school to become a Speech Language Pathologist. Lisa joined the ClaSS Lab at Emerson College in 2015 to further explore her interest in literacy development.

 

Kayla MacKay

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Kayla received her undergraduate degree in Communication Disorders and Psychology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in Amherst, MA in 2015. She is a first- year Masters student in Emerson’s Communication Disorders program. She is enjoying learning how to become a clinician, matching what she is learning in the classroom to practice. Kayla joined the ClaSS Lab at Emerson College in 2015 while working as a Research Assistant for Dr. Kelly Farquharson.  Kayla is also a member of the LItTLE Lab at Emerson.

Carolyn Babeu

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Carolyn is a first-year Masters student in Emerson College’s Communication Disorders Program. She received her undergraduate degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of New Hampshire in 2016. Carolyn joined the CLaSS Lab in 2016 and is excited to learn more about the research process and the impact speech sound disorders has on literacy development. She hopes to work with children in the future as a speech-language pathologist.

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Second-Year Graduate Students:

Sydney Macnaughton

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Sydney graduated from Portland State University with a B.S. in Speech and Hearing Sciences in 2013. After taking some time off to work and volunteer both in the U.S. and abroad, she is now enjoying her academic and clinical experiences as a first-year student in Emerson’s Communication Disorders program. Sydney joined the CLaSS Lab in 2016 and looks forward to helping students with speech sound disorders succeed both in and out of the classroom.

First-Year Graduate Students:

Kelsey Parent

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Kelsey graduated from Brock University located in Ontario, with a BA in Linguistics Speech and Language Sciences in 2013. She then completed a postgraduate certificate degree from Georgian College in the Communicative Disorders Assistant program. Following her path of education, Kelsey worked as a CDA in a Children’s Treatment Centre for two years before joining Emerson College to study in the M.S. Communication Disorders program. Kelsey joined the CLaSS Lab in 2016 and is thoroughly looking forward to gaining a greater understanding of speech sound disorders and clinically helping clients succeed both in and out of the classroom.

Caroline Shea

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Caroline is a first year masters student in the Communication Sciences and Disorders program. She received her B.A. in psychology from the University of Vermont in 2013. As an undergraduate, she worked as a research assistant in the psychology department for three years. After graduating, she served as an AmeriCorps VISTA at an educational nonprofit, completed a yearlong teaching internship, and taught at a summer program for students with language-based learning disabilities. Caroline joined the CLaSS Lab in 2016 and is thrilled to be studying many of the aspects of language and literacy that she witnessed in the classroom from a research perspective.

Undergraduate Students:

Brittany Schoellkopf

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Brittany is currently an undergraduate student at Emerson College studying Communication Sciences and Disorders. She has a minor in both Psychology and Hearing & Deafness. Brittany joined the CLaSS Lab in 2017 and is also a member of the LI+TLE Lab at Emerson. She is excited to learn more about the research process and speech sound disorders. She hopes to work with children and adults in the future as an SLP.

CLaSS Lab Alum

Corinne Zmoos

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Corinne graduated from The George Washington University with a BA in Speech and Hearing Sciences in 2015. She is currently a first-year student in the Communication Disorders program at Emerson. When she is not pursuing academic interests, Corinne is singing and vocal percussing all over Boston with her acappella group.

Lauren Gallagher

Lauren graduated from Emerson College in 2014 with a BS in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She then worked for a year as a paraprofessional in a substantially separate classroom. Lauren recently returned to Emerson to pursue a Master’s degree in the Communication Disorders program. She joined the CLaSS Lab in 2016 and looks forward to participating in clinical research, while providing therapy to children with speech sound disorders.

Kelly McClintock

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Kelly received her undergraduate degree in English Literature from the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona in 2008. She worked for several years in education and technology before enrolling at Emerson College where she is currently a first-year Master’s student in the Communication Disorders program.  She joined ClaSS Lab in 2015 and looks forward to growing as a clinician and helping students with speech sound disorders obtain success in the classroom!

 

Stephanie Habib

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Stephanie received her undergraduate degree in Psychology and Speech and Language Studies from Stonehill College in Easton, MA in 2014. She is a second-year Masters student in Emerson College’s Communication Disorders program; thoroughly enjoying her clinical and academic experiences on the path to becoming a Speech Language Pathologist. Stephanie joined the ClaSS Lab at Emerson College in 2014 while working as a Graduate Assistant for Dr. Kelly Farquharson.