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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 2016, she plans to pursue a doctoral degree in Psychological Sciences with a focus on developmental psychology. Mariah hopes to work in the field of developmental research in the future. Her research interests include face-processing in infancy, infant-caregiver attachment, language development, and personality development. Mariah is currently managing the Infant Learning Project Lab under the supervision of Dr. Melanie Spence and is beginning to develop her master's thesis.
Sarah is a senior 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. Sarah is currently involved in a project that examines young children's language development at two-years of age in relation to their participation in a previous study at 6-months of age.
Priscilla is a senior at The University of Texas at Dallas, double majoring in Psychology and Child Learning and Development. Her love for children has led to her current 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 master's degree in Psychological Sciences and a doctorate in Clinical Psychology. Priscilla is currently training to design and run experiments in the lab in addition to her role as Scheduling Coordinator.
Ana is an undergraduate student at The University of Texas at Dallas, who joined the Infant Learning Project in the fall of 2014. She is majoring in Healthcare Studies and plans to pursue a master's degree in Physician Assistant Studies. Ana is interested in working within primary pediatric medicine and her research interests include child psychopathology. Ana is currently learning many different tasks in the lab and has excelled in her new role as a Research Assistant.
Samhita is a sophomore at The University of Texas at Dallas, double majoring in Speech Language Pathology and Audiology and Child Learning and Development. She joined the Infant Learning Project Lab in fall 2014. She is also teaching dance to children and adolescents due to her passion for both dance and children. Samhita's research interests include language development, autism spectrum disorders, as well as cleft palate and the resulting effects on a child's developing speech pattern. After graduating, Samhita plans to earn her master's degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders and her Doctorate of Clinical Science from the University of Pittsburgh. Samhita is currently involved in a behavior coding project that examines infants' behaviors in response to stimuli and is a wonderful asset to our research team.
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