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Abigail Cosgrove

alc5907 AT psu.edu

Abby Cosgrove is a junior in the Schreyer Honors College pursuing a double major in Psychology and Spanish. This is her second 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.

Erika Exton

ele5080 AT psu.edu

Erika is a sophomore in the Schreyer Honors College planning to double major in Linguistics and Communication Sciences and Disorders. This is her second 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 in a few years.

Ying Feng

yxf12 AT psu.edu

Ashley George

akg5356 AT psu.edu

Ashley is a sophomore pursuing a major in Psychology. This is her first year as a research assistant in the BiLD lab, as well as her first time conducting research in general. Through her involvement in this lab, Ashley hopes to learn how to use behavioral techniques and ERPs to conduct research, discover what mental processes are related with bilingualism, and gain experience working in a lab setting.

Amanda Gluzberg

ajg5729 AT psu.edu

Amanda is a junior majoring in Communication Sciences and Disorders, and hopefully 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.

Ryan Hannon

rjh5595 AT psu.edu

Alejandra Parra

map5854 AT psu.edu

Alejandra is in her first year as a research assistant in the BiLD lab. She is a senior majoring in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Since she was very young she has had a fascination with the human brain. She is looking to pursue a career as a Speech Language Pathologist and would love to work with the Deaf community or with people that have had brain injuries, examining how that affects their speech and language production and reception.

She is from Bogotá, Colombia and was raised bilingually, and later also learned French. She is currently learning American Sign Language. She loves anything that has to do with languages and the brain!

 

 

Daniel Sanchez

sanchez.dan017 AT gmail.com

Adrianna Shevlin

ams7226 AT psu.edu

Adrianna is a junior majoring in linguistics with a focus in first language acquisition. This is her first year in the BiLD lab and this will be her first time conducting research of any kind. Her biggest interest in the field of linguistics is L1A, though she is also interested in bilingualism and how being bilingual can affect other mental processes. She is hoping to learn as much as possible about ERPs and other types of research in order to take that knowledge and use it in her own research sometime in the future. She is very excited for the opportunity to work in the lab!

Nathan Walborn

walborn.nathan AT gmail.com

Zhiyue Wang

zxw5108 AT psu.edu

Kiley Wolfenstein

kow5252 AT psu.edu

Kiley is a senior majoring in Communication Sciences and Disorders.  Her goal is to attend graduate school for Speech Pathology, specializing in working with children with cochlear implants. She loves learning about languages (especially sign language), music and bilingualism. This is her second year in the research lab and she is really excited to continue learning from a research perspective.

Brian Zdancewicz
bwz5068 AT psu.edu
John Zhang

jqz5242 AT psu.edu

John is a junior majoring in Psychology. This is his first year in the BiLD lab as well as his first time as a research assistant. John is a frequent traveler and student of different languages. John signed up out of interest in language and speech production and comprehension after hearing about the language research from Dr. Van Hell during a Psi Chi meeting. He hopes to get hands on experience and get to know how labs work while contributing to science.

Jessica Zurlo

jqz5203 AT psu.edu

Jessica is a senior in the Eberly College of Science pursuing a degree in Biology focusing on genetics and developmental biology along with a minor in Psychology. She began working as a research assistant in the BiLD lab in January of 2015. Jessica is interested in how knowing a second language affects perception of a person’s first and second languages.

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