Brittany Lee is a Ph.D. student in the UCSD/SDSU Joint Doctoral Program in Language and Communicative Disorders. She received a B.S. in Psychology and a B.A. in Spanish from Loyola University Chicago. She also has an M.A. in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from The New School along with seven years of experience in the field. She is interested in how native users of sign languages acquire English as a second language.
Meghan McGarry, a JDP Student in Communicative Disorders and is interested in the psycholinguistics of American Sign Language. McGarry received her BA from Hampshire College in Amherst, MA, in which she focused on Event-Related Potential representation of indirect speech acts. McGarry is a competitive long distance runner and enjoys cross-stitching.
Gabriela Meade is a Ph.D. student in the UCSD/SDSU Joint Doctoral Program in Language and Communicative Disorders. She received her B.A. in Cognitive Science from Dartmouth College and M.Sc. in Cognitive Neuroscience at Radboud University in the Netherlands. Gabriela works in the Neurocognition Lab, using electrophysiological techniques to investigate language interaction, especially in adults who are just beginning to learn a new language. In the future, she hopes to partner with teachers and apply this research to improving foreign language instruction.
Emily Saunders is a PhD student in the UCSD/SDSU Joint Doctoral Program in Language and Communicative Disorders. She received a BA in English and a BA in Linguistics with a minor in American Sign Language from the University of Texas at Austin, where she worked as a research assistant in the Signed Language Lab. She has recently been working on projects studying bilingual vocabulary development in Deaf children and L2 acquisition of sign language by hearing adults.
Brennan Terhune-Cotter is a Ph.D. student in the UCSD/SDSU Joint Doctoral Program in Language and Communicative Disorders. He received a B.S. in Psychology and Behavioral Neuroscience from Randolph-Macon College. Before coming to the LLCN, he spent three years as a research associate at Rochester Institute of Technology, where he studied the development of visual temporal attention in deaf children.