People

Principal Investigator

theodore_website Dr. Rachel M. Theodore joined the UConn community in the Fall of 2011.  She is director of the UConn SLaP Lab located in the D.C. Phillips Communication Sciences Building.  She is also Research Affiliate at Haskins Laboratories.  She received her Ph.D. in Psychology from Northeastern University and completed post-doctoral training in Cognitive & Linguistic Sciences at Brown University.  Both her B.S. and M.A. are in the field of Speech and Hearing Sciences.

Ph.D. Students

drouin_website Julia Drouin is a fifth-year doctoral student and an NSF IGERT Fellow.  She received her B.A. in Psychology and SLHS from UConn in 2014.  Her research examines functional plasticity of speech sound representation with the goal of identifying ways to optimize rehabilitation outcomes in cochlear implant users. Ms. Drouin is currently funded by a Ph.D. Fellowship from the Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders.
monto_website Nicholas Monto is a fifth-year doctoral student and an NSF IGERT Associate.  He received his B.S. in Psychology and Neuroscience from the University of Connecticut in 2014.  His research examines the neural basis of reading ability and its relationship to speech sound representation, and computational accounts of talker-specificty in spoken language processing. Mr. Monto is also a Student Ambassador to Intel, Inc. He is currently funded by the Acoustical Society of America as a 2018-2019 Stetson Scholar.
Nikole Giovannone is a first-year doctoral student and a Jorgensen Fellow.  She received her B.A. in Psycholinguistics from Mount Holyoke College.  Her previous research, completed as an Honors Scholar in the laboratory of Dr. Mara Breen, used EEG methods to examine relationships between prosody and reading ability as a function of spoken and manual language modalities. Ms. Giovannone is funded by the University of Connecticut Jorgensen Fellowship and by NIH R21 DC016141 to RMT.
Lee Drown will join the SLaP Lab as doctoral student in the fall of 2019 as a NIH/NIDCD T32 Predoctoral Fellow.  She received her B.S. in Speech-Language Pathology from Ithaca College as an Honors scholar, and is currently completing her M.A. in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Her previous research has examined factors related to the assessment of prosody and apraxia in individuals with communication disorders. Ms. Drown will be a member of the inaugural cohort of the CNC-CT training program, funded by an NIH/NIDCD T32 award.

M.A. Students

Elizabeth O’Brien is a graduate student in the Speech-Language Pathology Master’s program.  She received her undergraduate degree in Psychology.  Her research examines talker specificity effects on memory for spoken language.

 Undergraduate Students

Claire Hirsch

Class of ’18

COGS

 

Emma Hungaski

Class of ’19

SLHS & COGS

Honors

Rylie Forte

Class of ’18

SLHS

Abbie Yu

Class of ’21

SLHS & PNB

Honors

Narineh Torosyan

Class of ’20

SLHS

Danielle Elson

Class of ’19

SLHS

Kayley Farrell

Class of ’20

SLHS

Amanda Salemi

Class of ’19

SLHS

Nicole Souza

Class of ’21

Allied Health

Honors

Photo of student. Divya Ganugapati

Class of ’19

COGS

 Lab Alumni

Graduate students Stephen Graham, M.A. (2017)
Alexandra Bohner, M.A. (2015)
Kelly Casey, M.A. (2015)
Minal Kadam, M.A. (2015)
Shayna Marmon, M.A. (2015)
Joslynn Noyes, M.A. (2014)
Jean Campbell, M.A. (2013)
Janice Lomibao, M.A. (2013)
Undergraduate students Emily Opramolla, B.A., Honors (2018)
Luz Antunez, B.A., (2018)
Ann Priolo, B.A., (2018)
Billi Aspinwall, B.A., (2018)
Erin Flanagan, B.A., Honors (2017)
Taylor Laubenstein, B.A., (2017)
Kayla Marcinczyk, B.A. (2017)
Anna Thomas, B.A., (2017)
Olivia Stickles, B.A., (2017)
Millie Quevedo, B.A., (2017)
Myles Mocarski, B.A., (2017)
Alex Liner, B.A., (2017)
Khloe Gu, B.S., (2017)
Samay Patel, RISE (2017)
Moira Lewerk, RISE (2016)
Peter Tiley, RISE (2016)
Jacqueline Ose, SHARE (2016)
Maria Marotti, B.A., (2016)
Ashley Bean, B.A. (2016)
Malia Pratt, B.A. (2016)
Alice Hughes, B.A., (2016)
Lisa Brody, B.A., Honors (2015)
Katlyn Salvador, B.A., Honors (2015)
Emily Thompson, B.A., Honors (2015)
William Baron, B.A. (2015)
Alexandra Gagas, B.A. (2015)
Jenean Jourdan, B.A. (2015)
Carol Baingana, B.A. (2015)
Sarahann Cooper, B.A. (2015)
Stephen Graham, B.A. (2015)
John Gerrity, Jr., B.A. (2015)
Taylor Leach, B.A. (2015)
Shannon Hughes, B.A. (2015)
Kylie Hill, B.A. (2015)
Madeline Moulton, B.A. (2015)
Kayla Bleau, B.A. (2015)
Heather McSherry, B.A., Honors (2014)
Rebecca Sylvia, B.A., Honors (2014)
Sarah Montanaro, B.A. (2014)
Devin Roscillo, B.A. (2014)
MaryKate Bisaillon, B.A. (2014)
Emily Butterworth, B.A. (2014)
Elana Katz, B.A. (2014)
Megan Laskey, B.A. (2013)
Alexis Giroux, B.A. (2013)
Alexandra Bohner, B. A. (2013)
Vanessa Springer, B.A. (2013)