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Dr. Neil Chheda

Dr. Neil N. Chheda is an Associate Professor in the Division of Laryngology of the Department of Otolaryngology at the University of Florida.  In addition, he is the Residency Program Director.  His interests include concerns of the voice, swallow and airway.  Dr. Plowman and Dr.

Maddy Lee, M.S., CF-SLP

  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…

Joelle Simpson

Joelle Simpson is from Fort Lauderdale, FL and is a second year undergraduate student. She is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience on the pre-medical track. Joelle enjoys martial arts and drawing in her spare time. She hopes to learn from Dr. Plowman and apply her experiences as…

Ajay Patel

Ajay Patel was born and raised in San Francisco, California until age 10, then his family had moved to St. Augustine, Florida. He is currently attending the University of Florida pursuing his Bachelors of Science in Computer Science through the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering. He is expected to graduate…

Katelyn Takacs

Katelyn Takacs hails from Lawrenceville, New Jersey. She is currently a Junior transfer, with honors, from Jacksonville University completing her Bachelors of Health Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders with an expected graduation date of May 2021. She plans to pursue a Medical Degree as an Otolaryngologist (ENT) and is…

Shanie Elkarif

Shanie Elkarif is a third-year undergraduate student from Boca Raton, Florida. She is studying Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Florida and hopes to become a Speech-Language Pathologist. Shanie is eager to learn more about the lab and make a difference in her community. When Shanie is not…

Lindsey Kornhauser

Lindsey is from Marlboro, New Jersey and is presently attending the University of Florida pursuing an undergraduate degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She will graduate in May of 2021 and plans to further her studies attending graduate school in order to fulfill her aspirations of becoming a Speech-Language Pathologist.

Jessica Abbate

Jessica was born and raised in Chicago, IL and moved to Naples, FL when she was 10 years old. She transferred to University of Florida as junior and is in the Communication Sciences and Disorders major in hopes of becoming a speech-language pathologist. After completing graduate school, Jessica wants to…

Sydney Simon, B.S.

Sydney was born and raised in Miami, FL. She is attending the University of Florida for her Master’s in Communication Sciences and Disorders. One of her main passions lies in helping others, and she is ecstatic to acquire her master’s degree in hopes to work in pediatric acute care.

Shelby Lawrence, B.S.

Shelby is from Northwest Atlanta, GA and received her BS in Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Georgia in 2019 (Go Dawgs!). She is currently pursuing her Master’s in Communication Sciences and Disorders at UF and aspires to work in the acute care medical setting.  Shelby is currently…