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Abigail Cosgrove

alc5907 AT psu.edu

Abby Cosgrove is a senior in the Schreyer Honors College pursuing a double major in Psychology and Spanish. This is her third year as a research assistant in the BiLD Lab. Abby is extremely interested in how bilingualism affects the development of people and hopes that the BiLD lab will be a great place for her to grow, learn, and further pursue her passions. She has received a PIRE fellowship to conduct research at University of Granada in Summer 2016. In addition, she has received an Erickson Discovery grant for undergraduate research to conduct a study on foreign-accented speech comprehension in child listeners in Summer 2017.

Erika Exton

ele5080 AT psu.edu

Erika is a senior in the Schreyer Honors College, double majored in Linguistics and Communication Sciences and Disorders, with a minor in Mathematics. This is her fourth year as a research assistant in the BiLD lab. She is especially interested in language acquisition and hopes to someday help people with language processing delays. Erika is excited to continue working in the BiLD lab and learn more about research methods in language science in preparation for graduate school. She has received a PIRE fellowship to conduct research at Radboud University in Summer 2016.

Amanda Gluzberg

ajg5729 AT psu.edu

Amanda is a senior majoring in Communication Sciences and Disorders, and double minoring in Psychology and Human Development and Family Studies. This is her second year in the BiLD lab. Amanda is extremely interested in how the development of language skills as a bilingual differs from a monolingual, with a special interest in code-switching and accented speech in bilinguals. Amanda grew up as a bilingual herself, speaking Russian and English, and hopes to learn more about her own experiences with bilingualism by being a part of this research lab. Her goal is to attend graduate school for her Masters in Speech-Language Pathology after her undergraduate studies.

Asvi Nurul Hanifah

anh5443 AT psu.edu

Asvi is a junior in the College of Liberal Arts pursuing a degree in Psychology B.S. with a neuroscience option. She is from Jakarta, Indonesia and able to speak two languages, English and her native language, Indonesian. She can speak in three dialects of her native language. Because of that, Asvi is quite interested in how dialects are shaped by local culture. Asvi began working as a research assistant in BiLD lab in July of 2017. Aside from study about dialects, she is also interested in how bilingualism affected person’s thinking pattern.

Alicia Hart

aliciahart1622 AT gmail.com

I am a junior majoring in Communication Sciences and Disorders with a minor in Rehabilitation and Human Services. This will be my first year doing research in the BiLD Lab. I am extremely interested in working with the Deaf community, especially children, and seeing how different trajectories of language acquisition relate to language proficiency later on. I am planning on going to graduate school after graduation at Penn State, to pursue these interests and become a Speech Language Therapist.

Julian Yee

jdy133 AT psu.edu

Julian is a sophomore majoring in Psychology. As a first-year research assistant at the BiLD lab, Julian has always been intrigued by the human mind and languages. He is interested in the differences between monolingual and bilingual brains. Although Julian was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA, he grew up speaking Cantonese and English at home and eventually learned Spanish. He can't wait to learn more at the lab!

Karen Ip

tki5020 AT psu.edu

Karen Ip is a sophomore majoring in Communication Sciences and Disorders, and minoring in Human Development and Family Studies. This is her first year as a research assistant in the BiLD Lab. Karen is Born in Hong Kong and growing up speaking Cantonese. She also knows Mandarin and English. She is extremely interested in how bilingualism can change or affect behaviors, as well as code-switching. Karen is very excited to work in the lab and explore more about bilingualism research.
Carly Danielson

cad5697 AT psu.edu

Carly is a junior pursuing a double major in Psychology and Linguistics, as well as a minor in Chinese. This is her first year in the BiLD lab, but she has spent two semesters in a Developmental Psychology lab. Although she only speaks English, she hopes to learn multiple more languages with time and practice. She is very fascinated with language development in children, as well as with bilingualism, and hopes to incorporate those areas into possible future research during graduate school. She is very excited to gain knowledge and experience through this lab experience!

Jaclyn Yuro

jpy5083 AT psu.edu

Jaclyn is a junior in the Schreyer Honors College double majoring in Psychology and Italian with a minor in Human Development and Family Studies.  She loves working with children and is especially interested in language development and the bilingual mind.  This is her first semester as a research assistant in the BiLD lab, although she has research experience in a developmental psychology lab as well. Jaclyn is so excited for the opportunity to work in this lab and to combine her passions for psychology and language!

Colleen Shaffer

ces5222 AT psu.edu

Colleen is a returning student with a B.A. in Anthropology, currently working on a B.A. in Psychology and hoping to add a linguistics minor. This is her first her first year in the BiLD lab and her first time doing research. She is interested in everything having to do with the brain and language, and so is very excited for the opportunity to contribute to and learn more about this very exciting research.

Michele Baloneque Siqueira

siqueira.michele14 AT gmail.com

Michele is a senior double majoring in Psychology and Spanish. This is her first year in the BiLD Lab and first time getting the opportunity to do research after spending some time abroad in Spain. Being multilingual herself, Michele loves all things about language. She is looking forward to learning as much as possible about bilingualism and how it affects language development. Michele is also excited to learn about different research techniques and skills.

Alex Hu

avh5461 AT psu.edu

Alex is a senior majoring in Psychology. He started working at the BiLD lab during the Summer of 2017. Through his experience at the lab, he hopes to gain more insight into the field of psychology as well as hands-on experience in lab settings. From a researcher perspective, he hopes to gain more knowledge about the field of cognitive psychology and use it further in his studies.

Bryan Koflanovich

brk20 AT psu.edu

Bryan is a freshman from Long Island, New York, interested in pursuing a double major in Psychology (B.S.) and Economics. This is his first year in the BiLD Lab, as well as his first experience as a research assistant. He is extremely interested in the science aspect of Psychology (specifically Neuroscience), and is very excited to have first hand experience in seeing what Neuroscience is like outside of the classroom. He is interested in learning how Bilingualism and Language relate with brain functioning, and is ready to learn about research skills.

Antonino Loverso

ajloverso AT gmail.com

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