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Previous Staff Members


Lauren Hampton completed her a post doctoral fellowship with Dr. Roberts and later became a research associate in the lab. She is now an assistant professor at the University of Texas-Austin where she continues to study intervention practices for children with communication difficulties and how to customize interventions for families

Steven Schott worked as a research assistant with the EIRG for five years. He is now pursuing a degree in medical speech-language pathology at Rush University.

Djaniele Taylor worked as a research assistant with the EIRG for two years, managing and developing our databases. She is now a manager tracking brand health at a marketing firm in Chicago.

Meredith Strauss is a speech-language pathologist who served as an interventionist and assessor with the EIRG for three years. She now lives in Colorado.

Sarah Bauer served as a developmental and behavioral pediatrician in collaboration with Northwestern University's Center for Audiology, Speech, Language, and Learning in the Developmental Diagnostic Program.

Alana Glickman served as a research coordinator for the Early Intervention Research Group. She is now enrolled in a master's program in speech, language, and hearing sciences at the University of Arizona with plans to become a speech-language pathologist.

Tara Hensle served as a research coordinator for the Early Intervention Research Group. She is now completing coursework in computer coding through Northwestern University with plans to use this training within the field of communication sciences and disorders.
Robin Dodds is completing her post-doctoral training at the University of Illinois at Chicago in the Department of Disability and Human Development and has accepted the position of Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Special Education at California State University Los Angeles. She is involved in research projects focused on supporting underserved parents of children with autism through support, training, and intervention.

Samantha Marinello graduated from Northwestern University in May 2017 with a master’s degree in biostatistics. She is currently working as a research assistant at University of Illinois at Chicago while pursuing a PhD student in Health Policy and Administration.
Previous Students


Krista Lafferty graduated from Northwestern University with with her master’s degree in speech, language, and learning in 2019. She now works as a speech-language pathologist for the Niles township district for special education.

Evelyn Hudson graduated from Northwestern University in 2018 and is now pursuing her law degree from University of Chicago with a focus in education law.

Katie Martini graduated from Northwestern University with a bachelor's degree in human communications sciences and disorders in 2017. She is now pursuing her master's degree in speech-language pathology at the University of Maryland. Additionally, she works on the When to Worry project with the EIRG and MSS research group at Feinberg School of Medicine, looking into disruptive behaviors and language development in toddlers.

Bridget Riverol graduated from Northwestern University with a bachelor's degree in human communications sciences and disorders and Spanish in 2017. She is now pursuing her master's degree in speech-language pathology at Marquette University.

Alison Strunk graduated from Northwestern University with her master’s degree in speech, language, and learning in 2017. She now works as a speech-language pathologist doing inpatient acute care as well as outpatient pediatric treatment in North Carolina with Novant Health.

K. Michael Brooks was a PhD student in Northwestern University’s Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. He now works as a research study coordinator at Feinberg School of Medicine for Dr. Laurie Wakschlag on the Promoting Healthy Brains project.

Katherine Eulau graduated from Northwestern University with her master’s degree in speech, language, and learning in 2017. She earned her bachelor’s degree in behavioral neuroscience from the University of San Diego.

Gabrielle Garcia graduated from Northwestern University with her master’s degree in speech, language, and learning in 2017. She earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology at New York University Abu Dhabi in 2015 where she worked in a research lab within the NYU Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders.

Jennifer Martin graduated from Northwestern University in 2017 with a master’s degree in speech, language, and learning and now works as a bilingual speech-language pathologist at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, OH. She completed her undergraduate coursework at Ohio State University in speech and hearing sciences, Spanish, and human development.

Kelly McHugh graduated with a master’s in speech-language pathology from Northwestern University in 2016. She is now a speech-language pathologist within the La Grange Area Department of Special Education where she works with high school inclusion students. She also provides speech-language therapy for children privately with Let It Grow Therapy.

Jessie Ronayne graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in speech-language pathology in 2017. She completed her undergraduate coursework at Marquette University in speech-language pathology, social welfare, and justice.

Pumpki Su is currently a PhD student in the department of Hearing and Speech Sciences at Vanderbilt University. She completed her bachelor’s degree in linguistics and communication sciences and disorders at Northwestern University in 2015.

Jenna Van Duyne graduated from Northwestern University with a master’s degree in speech, language, and learning in 2017. She also earned her bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University in human communication sciences and was a student research assistant in the neurodevelopmental disabilities laboratory.

Renee Ariola graduated from Northwestern University with a bachelor's degree in human communications sciences and disorders in 2018 and is looking forward to beginning her master’s degree in speech, language, and learning program at Northwestern.

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