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Claire Noonan, BA

Claire NoonanClaire graduated with a bachelor's degree in the Biological Sciences from Columbia University in 2009. Her work as an ABA therapist for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) inspired her to be currently working towards her Master of Science degree in Psychological Sciences with a concentration in developmental psychology at The University of Texas at Dallas. Her research interests include developmental psychopathology – especially the early identification of developmental disabilities such as ASD – as well as infant cognition. Following graduation from the Master's program in May of 2014, Claire plans to pursue her doctoral degree in the field in order to both work clinically with children as well as carry out psychological research.

Mariah Fowler, BS

Mariah FowlerMariah graduated from The University of Texas at Dallas in 2013 with a BS in Psychology. She is currently taking graduate coursework and plans to pursue her Master's degree in Psychological Sciences and her Doctorate in Developmental Psychology. She plans to work in research in the future. Her research interests include infant learning and memory, and personality development.


Undergraduate Students

Sarah Rouhani

Sarah RouhaniSarah is an undergraduate student at The University of Texas at Dallas. She is majoring in Speech Language Pathology and Audiology with a minor in Child Development. After graduation, Sarah plans to pursue a Masters in Communication Disorders. Her areas of interest include fluency disorders, cochlear implants and language development in children.


Priscilla Jacob

Priscilla JacobPriscilla is a junior at The University of Texas at Dallas, double majoring in Psychology and Child Learning and Development. Her love for children has led her to currently work as a childcare provider as well as volunteer with a youth mentoring organization. Her research interests include child/adolescent psychopathology and schizophrenia. After graduating in May of 2015, she hopes to pursue her doctorate in Clinical Psychology.


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