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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 continuing her education at The University of Texas at Dallas in the Psychological Sciences PhD program with a focus on Developmental Psychology. Her research interests include infant cognition and perception, infant development, and infant-caregiver interaction. After completing her doctoral degree, Mariah plans to pursue a career in academia.
Priscilla Jacob, BS
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. As an undergraduate, she completed an honors thesis, titled “Infants’ Eye-Tracking of Static and Dynamic Facial Expressions’, mentored by Dr. Melanie Spence. Priscilla is continuing her education at UTD in the Psychological Sciences master’s program. Her research interests include infant cognition and developmental psychopathology. After graduating in May of 2017, she plans to pursue a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology.
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.
Ritika is a sophomore at The University of Texas at Dallas, majoring in Biology. She has a particular interest in memory and early brain development and hopes to acquire a minor in psychology as well. She loves working with children and has an interest in the medical field. Therefore, after graduation, she hopes to pursue a career as a Pediatrician and care for children across the globe.
Kimberly is a senior 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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