Students

Thesis Students:

Carolyn Babeu

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Carolyn is a second-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 working on a thesis project that is providing training to parents of children who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Divya Swaminathan

Divya is a second-year Master’s student in the Communication Sciences and Disorders program at Emerson College. She received her B.A. in Psychology and Linguistics from Emory University in 2015. She is interested in exploring the impact of educational and disability legislation on the delivery of speech and language services in the public school system.  Her thesis project is exploring how SLPs make decisions about using Response to Intervention (RTI) frameworks for service delivery.

Second-Year Graduate Students:

Caroline Shea

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Caroline is a 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.

 

First-Year Graduate Students:

Jen Kurzrok

Jen is a first year masters student in the Communication Sciences and Disorders program. She received her B.S. in Clinical Psychology and Child Development from Tufts University in 2014. During her time at Tufts, Jen supported research studies in the psychology department and at McLean Hospital. Since graduating, Jen has been working to support children with a variety of learning challenges whole-child-based developmental intervention. Jen joined the CLaSS Lab in 2017 and is excited to investigate approaches to supporting early literacy!

 

Catherine DiBona

Catherine is a first-year Master’s student in Emerson’s Communication Disorders program. She earned her B.A. in Humanities and English in 2011 from Fort Lewis College. After graduation, she worked with children, adolescents, and young adults with language impairments at the Western Institute for Neurodevelopmental Studies and Interventions in Boulder, Colorado. Catherine joined the CLaSS Lab in 2017 and is excited to further build her interests in research, literacy, and language development!

Clare Mitchell

Clare is a first year master’s student in the Communication Sciences and Disorders program. In 2013, she received her B.A. in Early Childhood Education and Child Studies with a specialization in Early Intervention (EI). Since then, she has been working as a developmental specialist at an EI center outside of Boston. Before starting at Emerson, she acted as her EI center’s Therapeutic Group Coordinator and Internship Coordinator, managing 13 therapeutic caregiver-child and toddler drop-off playgroups and supervising the group teachers and student interns. Clare is particularly interested in play, social-emotional development, attachment, cognitive development, literacy, and parent education. She was thrilled to join the CLaSS Lab in 2017!

 

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

Lisa Boldini

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Lisa graduated in 2017 from 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.  Lisa conducted a thesis project exploring the variability in how “educational need” is interpreted in public schools for children with speech sound disorders.

Sydney Macnaughton

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Sydney graduated in 2017 from Emerson College’s Communication Disorders program.  She has a B.S. in Speech and Hearing Sciences from Portland State University . 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.

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.

Kayla MacKay

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Kayla graduated in 2017 from Emerson College’s Communication Disorders program.  She received her undergraduate degree in Communication Disorders and Psychology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in Amherst, MA in 2015.  Kayla joined the ClaSS Lab at Emerson College in 2015 while working as a Research Assistant for Dr. Kelly Farquharson.  She completed a thesis project exploring the Home Literacy Environment for children with speech sound disorders.

Corinne Zmoos

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Corinne graduated in 2017 from Emerson College’s Communication Disorders program.  She has a BA in Speech and Hearing Sciences from The George Washington University.  When she is not pursuing academic interests, Corinne is singing and vocal percussing all over Boston with her acappella group.

Lauren Gallagher

Lauren graduated in 2017 from Emerson College’s Communication Disorders program.  She has a BS in Communication Sciences and Disorders graduated from Emerson College. She then worked for a year as a paraprofessional in a substantially separate classroom. She joined the CLaSS Lab in 2016 and looks forward to participating in clinical research, while providing therapy to children with speech sound disorders.

Stephanie Habib

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Stephanie graduated in 2016 from Emerson College’s Communication Disorders program.  She received her undergraduate degree in Psychology and Speech and Language Studies from Stonehill College in Easton, MA in 2014. Stephanie joined the ClaSS Lab at Emerson College in 2014 while working as a Graduate Assistant for Dr. Kelly Farquharson.