People primarily focused on studying speech and language.

Karen Zhang

Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator

Karen graduated from Northwestern University with her BA degree in Music and Biological Sciences. During her time at Northwestern, she coordinated and taught with the Academy of Music and Arts for Special Needs (AMASE), a student organization that provides free music lessons and arts enrichment to Chicagoland youth with disabilities. As a music student, Karen frequently performed as a member of the Northwestern Saxophone Ensemble, Northwestern Saxophone Quartets, and Northwestern Symphonic Band.

Lucy Yan

Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator

Jana Klein

Operations and Development Officer

Jana joined the UCSF Dyslexia Center and ALBA Lab in 2022.

Kristin Scheel

Field Research Coordinator

Belynda Marks

Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator

Belynda Webb is an Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator (aCRC) for the California Dyslexia Screener Pilot Program. She is one of the leads for the Central Coast region. Belynda has a degree in Child Development and Educational Psychology. Her main field of interest is dyslexia and literacy.

Lydia Tesfamariam

Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator

Boon Lead Tee

Assistant Adjunct Professor

Dr. Tee is a neurologist from Taiwan and an Atlantic Fellow for Equity in Brain Health at the Global Brain Health Institute. She completed her medical and master's degrees at National Taiwan University and her residency at National Taiwan University Hospital/ En-Chu-Kong Hospital. Her research interest is focused on developing linguistically adapted language assessment tools for Chinese-speaking populations that suffer from neurodegenerative diseases.

Sarah Inkelis

Postdoctoral Fellow

Sarah Inkelis is a neuropsychology postdoctoral fellow at the UCSF Dyslexia Center. She earned her doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology at the SDSU/UC San Diego Joint Doctoral Program and completed her internship in pediatric neuropsychology at the UCLA Semel Institute. Her PhD research examined neurobehavioral outcomes of children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, with a particular emphasis on the relationships between sleep and neurodevelopment. Under the mentorship of Dr.

Mieke Voges

Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator

Stephany Garcia

Assistant Research Coordinator

Stephany graduated from UC Riverside in 2017 with a BA degree in Psychology. At UC Riverside, Stephany was a research assistant, where she helped conduct research studies in the Childhood Cognition Lab within the Psychology Department. After graduating, she held various positions focusing on research, education and serving under-resourced communities.  

Now, Stephany is an Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator in the UCSF ALBA Language and Neurobiology Lab run by Dr. Marilu Gorno Tempini.