I am an ASHA certified speech and language pathologist with a PhD in Communicative Sciences and Disorders from New York University. My overarching research goal is to leverage novel technologies to boost treatment outcomes for individuals with speech disorders. My general areas of research interest include acoustic and articulatory properties of speech sounds and perception of non-native phonemic contrasts.
My current position as a postdoctoral researcher in Dr. Adeen Flinker’s Speech Electrocorticography Lab is part of the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center at the NYU Grossman School of Medicine. I’ll be using electrocorticography to investigate the neural mechanisms behind sensorimotor adaptation and response to biofeedback, which will enable me to explore untapped synergies with sensorimotor systems in clinical populations.
In my predoctoral studies in Dr. Tara McAllister’s Biofeedback Intervention Technology for Speech (BITS) Lab, I investigated perception and production in children with speech sound disorder. My dissertation research was titled “Establishing the Role of Sensorimotor Skills in Speech Development and Disorders” and was funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIDCD Grant F31DC018197, PI: Kabakoff). As a research rotation, I worked in Dr. Susannah Levi’s Acoustic Phonetics and Perception Lab on a perceptual training experiment.