Our Team

Hannah Feiner
PhD Student


Hannah Feiner is currently a doctoral student in the Early Intervention Research Group, pursuing her PhD in communication sciences and disorders in addition to clinical certification as a speech-language pathologist. She graduated from the University of California, Davis with degrees in cognitive science and Spanish. After graduation, she worked as a research fellow at the Yale Child Study Center, investigating the neural, social and emotional development of autistic children. As a graduate student, Hannah is focused on researching parent-mediated social communication interventions for children on the spectrum to support their early linguistic journeys. She hopes to help bridge the gap between what we know about children’s language development and how to develop tailored interventions to improve communication outcomes. In her free time, Hannah enjoys hiking, baking and making pottery.

Favorite children’s book: Blueberries for Sal

Favorite childhood toy: Tea parties

Favorite childhood snack: Gushers

Pronouns: she/her