Our Team

Sabina Hajdarovic
Master’s Student


Sabina is a master’s student in Northwestern’s Speech, Language, and Learning program. She graduated from Loyola University Chicago in 2019 with a BS in Cognitive Behavioral Neuroscience and a minor in Psychology. ⁠During her time at LUC, Sabina worked in the Center for Research in Child Development, where she studied attention in infants using EEGs and ERP data. Additionally, she has spent time volunteering at medical SLP niches such as, the NICU at Advocate Illinois Masonic and the assistive technology center at Shirley Ryan AbilityLab. Moreover, SRA Lab allowed her to gain experience using AAC devices across the lifespan. Following graduation, she began working as a speech therapy associate at an early intervention clinic for children diagnosed with ASD in Chicago. Currently, she continues her research interests at UChicago Medicine’s Department of Pediatrics where she coordinates several clinical studies pertaining to autism, prematurity and long-term development. Sabina is excited to join the EIRG at Northwestern University, in order to further delve into her passion of working with children! Sabina’s experiences within pediatrics have truly cultivated a strong motivation to provide excellent speech therapy care within newborn and child development. In her free time, Sabina enjoys reading, biking, baking, and travelling.

Favorite children’s book: The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

Favorite childhood toy: A twin set of baby dolls!

Favorite childhood snack: Any kind of cookie

Pronouns: she/her