Maddy Lee is from St. Petersburg, FL and is a double Gator – completing her Bachelor’s in Communication Sciences and Disorders in 2020 and her Master’s student in the Speech Language Pathology in May 2022. During both her undergraduate and graduate studies, Maddy worked as a research assistant in the ARC Lab performing hyoid kinematic analysis. She additionally completed a Master’s Research Thesis under the mentorship of Dr. Emily Plowman.
During her graduate program, Maddy developed a strong interest in pediatric dysphagia, particularly in infants with congenital heart disease. She commenced her Clinical Fellowship in June of 2022 and is working on a new pilot study investigating mechanisms of dysphagia in congenital heart disease and neonatal / infant ICU patient populations. She is passionate about furthering the understanding of physiologic mechanisms contributing to dysphagia in infants.
During her free time, Maddy enjoys spending time with friends and family, baking, and traveling!