Alumni

Marleis Bowering

Marleis was one of the first Research Assistants in the lab and since joining us has completed her Bachelor of Arts and Certificate in the Linguistics of Speech Science at SFU. She now continues studying language and communication as a graduate student in the Faculty of Speech Sciences at the University of British Columbia. She hopes to become a clinician upon completion of the program, with a special focus on children and adults with developmental disorders.

Erica Halabourda

Erica completed her undergraduate education at SFU graduating with a Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Linguistics and Minor in Psychology as well as a Certificate in the Linguistics of Speech Science. She is taking her experience of being a research assistant and lab manager at the Phono Lab to UBC where she is continuing her education as a student in the Masters of Speech-Language Pathology program.

Sana Midha

Sana graduated with a Degree in Linguistics, with a Minor in English, and an Extended Minor in Psychology, a Certificate in Liberal Arts, and a Certificate in the Linguistics of Speech Science. She has gained experience working in Child Phonology, data coding, experiment design, and more during her time at the lab. Currently, she is working as an Assistant Manager at a Preschool, and a Child and Youth Counselor to children with developmental disabilities and Special Needs. She hopes to continue to expand her experience and education in Child Development and Special Needs.

Julie Park

Julie is a linguistics major. She is interested in phonology and hopes to expand her knowledge in this field.

Ethan Pincott

Ethan was a long time research assistant in the Phonological Processing Lab. He graduated with his Bachelor's Degree with a Major in Linguistics. During his time at SFU his studies focused on phonology and First Nations Studies.  He is now completing a Masters in Linguistics paired with a Grad Certificate in the Linguistics of a First Nations language. He is especially interested in the documentation and revitalization of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh language.

Alison St Arnaud

Alison is completing her BA, majoring in Linguistics and minoring in Psychology. During her studies and lab participation, Alison focused on developmental, language processing, and phonological aspects of speech and language, and has earned a Certificate in the Linguistics of Speech Sciences. She plans on pursuing her Master's degree in Speech and Language Pathology, intending to focus on the stream of autism and language intervention.

Marissa Woods

Marissa graduated from SFU with a Major in Linguistics and Minor in Psychology. During her time in the lab she gained hands on experience in experimental research through working on the lab's ongoing eye-tracking studies and headed a project creating a database of s-cluster typologies. She continues to pursue her passion for Linguistics by studying for a Masters in Speech Language Pathology at the University of Alberta.

Rilla MacDonald

Rilla MacDonald completed her undergraduate education in SFU with a Major in linguistics and Minor in psychology. Her main interests lie in children's language acquisition. Rilla is planning on furthering her education to become a speech and language pathologist.

Eri Ikezawa

Eri graduated as a Linguistic major with an extended minor in Psychology. While she is taking a gap year to explore and consider multiple academic and occupational avenues, she continues volunteering at the lab due to her continued interest in the linguistic field.