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Mariah Fowler, BS
Mariah graduated from The University of Texas at Dallas in 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. She is currently working toward her master’s degree in Psychological Sciences at The University of Texas at Dallas. Following graduation in May 2016, she plans to pursue a doctoral degree in Psychological Sciences with a focus on developmental psychology. Her research interests include infant cognition and perception, facial and speech processing, and infant-caregiver attachment.
Priscilla graduated Cum Laude with Behavioral & Brain Sciences honors from The University of Texas at Dallas in 2015 with bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Child Learning and Development. Priscilla is continuing her education at The University of Texas at Dallas in the Psychological Sciences master’s program. After graduating in May of 2017, she plans to pursue a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology. Priscilla completed an undergraduate honors thesis, titled “Infants’ Eye-Tracking of Static and Dynamic Facial Expressions”, mentored by Dr. Melanie Spence. Her research interests include infant cognition and developmental psychopathology.
Hannah Pourchot, MS, CCC-SLP
Hannah earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Oklahoma, and a Master’s of Science in Speech Language Pathology at the University of Texas at Dallas. She currently is enrolled as a doctoral student in the Communication Disorders program, interested in the speech and language development of pediatric cochlear implant recipients. She has worked clinically as a Speech Language Pathologist with children of varying disorders.
Nina is a sophomore at the University of Texas at Dallas. She is double majoring in Psychology and Child Learning and Development and minoring in Drama. She graduated salutatorian from her high school class and has a pet moss ball. She is currently a freshman orientation leader and the secretary of Psychology Coalition. She hopes to pursue a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology after graduation.
Kimberly is a junior at The University of Texas at Dallas, double majoring in Speech Language Pathology and Audiology and Child Learning and Development. Her areas of interest include language development in children, cochlear implants, and child psychopathology. After graduation, Kimberly hopes to pursue a master’s degree in Human Development and Early Childhood Disorders. Kimberly is currently learning many different tasks in the lab and hopes to learn more about designing and running experiments.
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