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Principle Investigator: Dr. Lynn Perry lkperry@miami.edu

Lynn is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the UM Department of Psychology. She studies word learning and categorization. Visit her website and Google Scholar page for more info.


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Ph.D. Student: Stevie Custode

Stevie is a second-year graduate student at the University of Miami. She graduated from the University of Tennessee with a B.A. in Psychology, and recently received her M.A. from New York University in Human Development and Social Intervention. She is interested in early language development in typically and atypically developing populations as well as at-risk populations.


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Ph.D. Student: Regina Fasano

Regina is a first-year graduate student at the University of Miami. She recently graduated from the University of Scranton with a B.S. in psychology. Her research interests include language development in typically and atypically developing children.


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Research Associate: Brittney Gonzalez

Brittney is a recent recipient of a Master of Science Degree in Experimental Psychology from Nova Southeastern University. She is looking forward to continuing her academic career by working in the field and gaining practical “hands on” knowledge of the research process in academia. Her research interests are linguistics and embodied cognition.


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Research Assistant: Amy Meltzer

Amy is a senior undergraduate student majoring in psychology. She is interested in studying language acquisition and development, and she hopes to study speech-language pathology at the graduate level in the future.


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Research Assistant: Allison Greene

Allison is a sophomore undergraduate student double majoring in psychology and elementary education/exceptional students. She is interested in studying the development of children, especially those with special needs. After graduating, she plans to further her knowledge by pursuing a master's degree, and possibly a doctorate degree.


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Research Assistant: Annabelle Menendez

Annabelle is a junior majoring in psychology with a minor in exercise physiology. She is interested in learning about word processing in children and adults and the role that languages play in their understanding. After graduation she plans to pursue a career in medical school. 


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Research Assistant: Jordyn Savy

Jordyn is a junior undergraduate student majoring in psychology with minors in biology and sociology. She is interested in studying the development of children with autism spectrum disorder. After graduation, she plans to attend graduate school for her Ph.D


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Research Assistant: Gabrielle Mommers

Gabrielle is a junior undergraduate student at the University of Miami majoring in Health Science with minors in Chemistry, Creative Writing, Psychology, and Public Health. She is interested in neurological processes as well as different types of research. After graduation, she plans to go to medical school to pursue a career as a surgeon and hopes to one day conduct research of her own. 


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Research Assistant: Jennifer Kit Krieger

Jennifer is an undergraduate sophomore who is majoring in psychology and minoring in chemistry and dance. She is interested in a career in health care. After graduation she plans to attend medical school.


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