Natalia M. Martinez is a Master's degree candidate in the Communication Sciences and Disorders program here at Teachers College, Columbia University. She completed her undergraduate studies at Boston College where she obtained a B.A. in Linguistics and Psychology. Natalia was chosen for a 10-week internship in speech-language pathology with Health Career Connections and continued to work for two years as a speech-language pathology assistant at a school for children with severe special needs. Currently, she spends her time studying, working as lab manager of the Speech Production and Perception Lab, as well as volunteering for other labs. Outside of school, Natalia enjoys playing her keyboard, playing with her cats, seeing live bands, and walking around the East Village.