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By becoming involved with research early in my undergraduate career, my mindset about the unknown has shifted to a much healthier state. In this, I've become more comfortable with the concept of how failure can lead someone to do better because it can create a new goal to reach for.


Research Topic: Impact of Sentence Length on Lip Contact Pressure in People with Parkinson’s Disease Graduation Year: 2022

Alyssa's Peer Advising Hours

  • Wednesday, January 19, 7:00-8:00pm (virtual)
  • Wednesday, February 9, 4:00-5:00pm (virtual)
  • Wednesday, March 16, 4:00-5:00pm (virtual)
  • Wednesday, March 30, 4:00-6:00pm (virtual)
  • Wednesday, April 13, 4:00-5:00pm (virtual)

Research Experience


  • People with laryngectomies during COVID-19


  • Eye tracking of video-fluoroscopic swallowing studies (VFSS)
  • Comparing eye movement of graduate students to experience clinicians
  • Impact of sentence length on lip contact pressures in people with neurodegenerative diseases
  • Analysis of career speakers' lifestyle and vocal health and behaviors
  • Face covering impact on communication development in children ages 3-12


  • Coding qualitative data and analyzing data
  • Creating surveys and contributing to study design
  • Lab maintenance
  • Literature review and writing research papers
  • Visiting archives

Campus Involvement

  • Member, National Student Speech, Language, and Hearing Association (NSSLHA), 2018-present
  • Resident Assistant, 2021-present
  • Peer Educator, Prevention, Outreach, and Education (POE), 2019-present

Post-Graduation Plans

  • Graduate School, MA in Communicative Sciences and Disorders
  • Career (research focused)