1. What is your major at KU?
KU Major: Speech-language-hearing
KU Graduate Degree: Speech Language Pathology
2. What is your background in research?
I spent two years in the Speech and Applied Neuroscience laboratory with Dr. Brumberg in the speech-language-hearing department. I studied the effects of different characteristics in the source of a voice. To do that, I recorded voices from human subjects, extracted the source and manipulated/modeled if for each person in 4 ways, and then played back the new sounds to the subject. This self-perception experiment looked at the electrical brain activity when each sound was presented to the subject and when the subject was instructed to listen to a particular sound. In the two years, I participated in research through an independent study, departmental honors, and volunteer.
3. What do you do at the Center for Undergraduate Research?
The bulk of my current position as the Graduate Assistant assists with the Emerging Scholars program. This includes organizing and communicating information between first year students, peer mentors, research mentors, and Center staff.