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 next two years she will be working in the Phonological Processing Lab to develop her own experiment. She wants to put a specific focus on the ability of second languages speakers of English to adapt and/or learn acoustic cues used in English.


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.

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. 

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.

Rilla MacDonald

Rilla MacDonald is a fourth year undergraduate student who is majoring in linguistics and minoring 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.

Marissa Woods

Marissa is pursuing an undergraduate degree, Majoring in Linguistics and Minoring in Psychology. Through volunteering in a Speech Therapy Clinic for young children Marissa became interested in the complexity of language, including phonetics and phonology. Language acquisition – particularly of those with developmental disabilities – is also of interest to her. During her time in the lab she is excited to learn more about phonology and the research process. She aspires to continue onto a Masters in Speech Language Pathology post undergraduate degree.