Biosketch

Responsibilites include: 
Administer verbal and non-verbal behavioral assessments and assist in the administration of neuro-imaging experimental components through fMRI.

Projects include:
A40-1 –This longitudinal, cross-sectional collaboration  examines what early predictors are linked to speech and reading abilities. Three time point components display learning in children with increasing exposure to phonology and literacy in the earliest years of primary school.

A182 – This project intends to pinpoint the mechanisms used in novel language learning and what predictors are associated with reading disabilities.

A204 - This study aims to identify the neural processes that are used to combine visual and auditory speech  information. in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, children with speech-sound disorders, and typically developing children.

Graduate Assistant at Southern Connecticut State University
SCSU Journal of Student Psychological Research  - Secretary
SCSU Office of Psychological Assessment – Graduate Student Clinician
SCSU – Pursuing MA Psychology

UConn 2013- BA Psychology
Dean’s List - Spring 2013

I am interested in the early predictors of Autism Spectrum Disorder, learning styles for children with Down Syndrome, abstract assessment practices for intelligence and achievement, the processes involved in arithmetic learning, and neuro-cognitive changes during the acquisition of novel languages

Work Experience:

Graduate Assistant – New Haven, CT                                  8/15 - current
Teaching Assistant for the Psychology Graduate Department at Southern Connecticut State University. Guest lecture in seminar classes and recruit undergraduates from nearby universities to apply for the SCSU Master’s in Psychology program. Tutor students in General Psychology, Statistics, and Learning classes.

Haskins Laboratories - New Haven, CT                              6/15 - current
Research Associate for the A-182 Neurobiological Predictors of Spoken and Written Language Learning study and A-40 Nature and Acquisition of the Speech Code and Reading study – Score and enter into FileMaker a battery of verbal and non-verbal tests for young adults and children with varying reading abilities. Administer Near-Infrared Spectroscopy using MATLAB and assist in running experiments using E-Prime for fMRI scans.

All Pointe Care LLC - Cheshire, CT                                   6/13 – 8/15
Direct Support Staff Member –Worked under a licensed behaviorist to document visits with adolescents with Developmental Disorders in their homes. Helped these clients complete daily living routines, increased communication, and encouraged participation in community activities.

Research Experience
Southern Connecticut State University                               8/14 - current
Research Lab Assistant for the Listening to Faces study- Administer and score a battery of verbal and non-verbal tests to typically developing children and children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Tests include Goldman-Fristoe-2, CELF-5, EVT-2, PPVT-4, and WASI-2.

UConn Child Language Lab                                               8/12 - 5/13
Research Lab Assistant for the Language Development in Children with Autism study- Transcribed the language and coded the eye movement patterns of typically developing children and children with Autism Spectrum Disorders using the computer programs Clan and MATLAB.

Internship Experience:
Secretary for Journal of Student Psychological Research     8/15 – current
Edit journal submissions and decide what can be kept in each issue of the journal. Assist in leading the agenda for meetings, take minutes, and correspond with faculty about distribution of journals. Create flyers to recruit members and journal submissions at campus research events.

Office of Psychological Assessment                                     8/15 - current
Administer the WASI-2 and WRAT in order to decide if students are eligible for learning disability resources. Administer the Barkley ADHD Rating Scale to determine if students are also eligible for services related to ADHD.

UConn Public Interest Research Group                                  8/12 - 5/13
Campaign Coordinator - Two-semester internship for the Hunger & Homelessness campaign. Recruited student volunteers, organized events, contacted local officials, lead weekly meetings, and managed fundraisers for local, state, and nationally funded shelters and food pantries.

Education:
Southern Connecticut State University                                 8/2014 - current
Pursuing Master of Arts, Psychology

University of Connecticut - Bachelor of Arts, Psychology     2013 Graduate
GPA 3.16, Dean’s List (2013 spring semester)

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Contact

Haskins Laboratories
300 George Street
New Haven, CT 06511

Haskins Phone: 203.865.6163
Email