Lauren Liria graduated summa cum laude from Boston University (BU) with a B.A. in Linguistics and Spanish. She is fluent in English and Spanish, and during her undergraduate studies, spent a semester abroad in Madrid. Her love of language led her to the Communication Sciences and Disorders program at Teachers College (TC), where she is currently earning her M.S degree with a bilingual extension. Before coming to TC, she served as a research assistant in the Aphasia Research Laboratory at BU, where she worked with individuals with aphasia and traumatic brain injury. During the summers, she works as an Inclusion Specialist in a summer camp servicing children ages 3-13 with and without special needs. She loves working with and learning from people of all ages, and is excited to continue to do so in the lab and beyond.