Research Assistants

Kylie Brajcich

Kylie is an undergraduate student pursuing a major in linguistics, an extended minor in psychology, and a Certificate in the Linguistics of Speech Science. She is passionate about communication, specifically how developmental disabilities and neurological disorders impact speech. Outside of SFU, Kylie works and volunteers with Down Syndrome and Autistic clients in speech therapy. After graduating from SFU, Kylie plans to obtain an MSc in Speech-Language Pathology.

Sahibnoor Dhami

Sahibnoor is an undergraduate student at SFU pursuing a major in Linguistics and an extended minor in Psychology. After completing her BA, she hopes to pursue a Master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology. She is interested in first and second language acquisition. In her free time, she enjoys reading and baking.

Chelsea Riebesehl McGarvie

Chelsea is an undergraduate student at SFU pursuing a major in Linguistics, with minors in Gerontology and History. She is interested in language acquisition, sociolinguistics, and Indigenous language revitalization, and intends to pursue further education in Linguistics after graduation. In her free time, she can be found reading alongside her cats, jogging outdoors, or enjoying a trivia night.

Sydney Walton

Sydney is an undergraduate student at SFU majoring in Cognitive Science, minoring in Learning and Developmental Disabilities, and pursuing the Speech Science certificate. Interested in psycholinguistics, neurolinguistics, and language development, he intends to pursue Speech-Language Pathology once he finishes his BA degree. His focus is on speech and communication development in children with autism due to his years of working in special education. Outside of linguistics and classroom work, he is typically hiking, reading, or playing video games.

Ali Wilson

Ali is an undergraduate student at SFU completing a major in linguistics with a minor in education. Her areas of interest include second language education and how it influences bilingual identity as well as advocating for the use of visuals in the communication of linguistic concepts. Before coming to SFU, Ali was a design student at Emily Carr University of Art + Design. Outside of school, she is a certified ESL teacher and is excited about moving to Korea to continue teaching English once she has completed her BA.