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Assistant Professor

Phone: (919) 966-9468
Fax: (919) 966-0100


Licensed speech-language pathologist (North Carolina, May 2005 – present)
Certificate of Clinical Competence (May 2005 – present)


  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences (2020-2022)
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Callier Center for Communication Disorders (Dallas), University of Texas at Dallas (2018-2020)
  • Ph.D. Indiana University Bloomington (2019; Defense:12/03/2018)
  • M.S.  University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2005)
  • B.A.  University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2003)

Courses Taught

SPHS 806: Seminar in Early Intervention

Personal Statement

My general research interest is the acquisition and development of language in children who are in the process of learning two languages as dual language learners, particularly Spanish and English. The long-term goal of my work is to contribute to the evidence base focused on the varied and dynamic language profiles of dual language learners, inform theoretical perspectives with respect to dual-language learning, and determine the most efficacious treatment approaches to facilitate language learning in dual language learners with language disorder.

Additional research interests include the assessment and treatment of language disorder in culturally and linguistically diverse populations and the intersection of language and cognitive development. My current work systematically examines the development of grammatical skill in Spanish-English dual language learners longitudinally.

Professional Societies

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Member