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The COR Team 2016-2017

Doctoral Students
Barnali Mazumdar 
is a first year PhD student. She is currently working on the adaptation and standardization of the Western Aphasia Battery-Revised (WAB-R), in her mother tongue, Bengali. She is interested in employing, functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), a cutting-edge neuroimaging tools for structural mapping of the brain to explore the neural bases of language. During her leisure, she enjoys travelling and cooking different cuisines. She is a big advocate of meditation.

Surani Nakkawita is a first year PhD student in COMD.  Her research interests include acquired neurogenic communication disorders and Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) with an emphasis on Aphasia and Dementia.  








Seniors 
Bonnie Dupre 
is a senior the Communication Sciences and Disorders program, from Kenner, LA. Bonnie is completing her Honors Thesis this year exploring how a self-selected music program called Music & Memory help people with dementia increase their communication skills. She plans to pursue a Master's Degree in Speech-Language Pathology following graduation.

Catherine "Cat" Pinas is a senior from Darien, IL. Cat is working on her Honors Thesis this year.  HEr love for older people led her to explore whether a self-selected music program called Music & Memory can reduce agitation and increase the quality of communicative interactions in people with dementia. She is in the COMD program and hopes to pursue a Master's Degree in Speech and Language Pathology upon graduating. 
Seniors (continued)
Renee Bonnafonns
Courtney Snyder
Brittany Klein

Sophmore
Ali Sweeney