Language

People primarily focused on studying speech and language.

Gabriella Parham-Cruzado

Research Speech-Language Pathologist

Gabriella is a bilingual speech-language pathologist at the UCSF Memory and Aging Center in the Dyslexia Center led by Dr. Marilu Gorno Tempini. Gabriella has a BA degree in Psychology from the University of Puerto Rico and an MS degree in Speech and Language Pathology from Carlos Albizu University. Gabriella is a native Spanish speaker, raised and educated in Puerto Rico, and is passionate about bilingualism.

Francesca Pei

Chief Operations Operator, Multitudes Dyslexia Risk Assessment Program

Jet Vonk

Asst Professor in Residence

Jet Vonk received her PhD degree in Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences from the City University of New York Graduate Center, with a focus on neurolinguistics and cognitive science. She also maintains an affiliation with the Department of Epidemiology at Utrecht University in the Netherlands, where she is currently obtaining a second PhD in Epidemiology.

Lana Kinnear

Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator

Marni Shabash

Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator

Marni graduated from the University of Florida with a BS degree in Psychology – Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience and a minor in Zoology. At UF, she was a Research Assistant for a Neurocognitive Lab studying addiction. She also coded qualitative data on the impact of COVID-19 on college students, created a scientific poster for an international conference and wrote a manuscript that is currently under review for publication. Marni was Clinic Manager at a Neuropsychology Clinic where she gained experience scoring and administering neuropsychological tests.

Margo Kersey

Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator

Margo graduated from UCLA with a BS degree in Applied Mathematics and a minor in Cognitive Science. She has previously worked at UCLA’s Computational Vision and Learning Lab and the German research center Forschungszentrum Jülich. Margo currently works in the UCSF Dyslexia Center, with a focus on math cognition and neuroimaging.

Aja Powe

Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator

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

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