Graduate Student

Danica Reid

Danica completed her Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics at SFU in the fall of 2016 and decided to stay at SFU to pursue a Master’s Degree. Over the past two years she has been working in the Phonological Processing lab developing and running her own experiment. Her research has been focused on the ability of second language speakers of English to adapt and/or learn acoustic cues used in English. 


Anisa Maya Dhanji

Anisa is currently finishing a duo-degree program in Linguistics and French along with 2 specialization certificates in Speech Science and French Proficiency at Simon Fraser University. Although her primary interests lie in phonetics, phonology and first and second language acquisition, she would like to explore the many subfields of linguistics. Once finished her BA, she hopes to complete her teaching degree and further her education in speech pathology.

Felicity Jiang

Felicity is a second-year undergraduate student and currently pursuing a joint major in Business and Psychology. She enjoys learning about human thoughts and the impact to behavior, which is the main reason driven her into psychology. Her main interest is on Memory and Learning and she is hoping to become an counsellor to further pursue her passion.


Holly Gendron

Holly is in the process of completing her Undergrad in Linguistics. Her main area of interest has been syntax and she is now enjoying getting more experience in phonology while working in the lab. She is hoping to further her education to become a Speech Pathologist once finishing her BA at SFU.

Kevin Kong

Kevin is an undergraduate student majoring in linguistics and minoring in psychology. His main interests lie in child phonology and language acquisition. Although Kevin enjoys working with people all across the age spectrum, he especially enjoys working with children. To further his passion, Kevin hopes to become a speech-language pathologist with a special focus on the pediatric population.

Rachel Wang

Rachel is an undergraduate student studying linguistics as her major and psychology as her minor. While Rachel is interested in all things linguistics, she has a particular love for phonology and phonetics. She looks forward to learning more about these topics through her work in the phonological processing lab and in hopes of studying Audiology after her undergraduate studies.

Vasundhara Gautam

Vasundhara is an undergraduate student studying computational linguistics. She is currently enjoying exploring phonology and other areas of linguistics through her degree and her research assistantship at the Phono lab. The confluence of linguistics and computing science in natural language processing fascinates her, and being a language learning enthusiast, she hopes to get to work on Google Translate someday.