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Justin Docal

Justin is a rising fourth-year undergraduate student majoring in Communication Sciences and Disorders with a minor in Linguistics who is completing an Honors Thesis in the ARC lab with Dr’s Plowman and Donohue. Justin aspires to become a Speech-Language Pathologist. His research interests include swallowing disorders as well…

Alessandra Rodrigues B.A.

Alessandra received a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders in 2019. She is now returning to UF to pursuit her Masters in Speech-Language Pathology after working as a Speech-Language Pathology Assistant at The Einstein School and Fundamental Therapy Solutions. She is interested in exploring the mechanisms of…

Sophia Benson

Sophia is a third -year undergraduate student from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. She is studying Communication Sciences and Disorders and minoring in Linguistics with hopes of becoming a medical Speech Language Pathologist. Her Research interests include Dysphagia and other disordered upper aerodigestive tract functions, traumatic brain injury, and speech motor…

Caroline Milikin, B.S.

Caroline is a first-year graduate student from Richmond, Va. She received her B.S.Ed. in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Virginia in May of 2020 (Wahoowa!) and now is pursuing her Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Florida. Caroline is grateful for…

Kaylin Hentschel, B.S.

Kaylin is from Atlantic Beach, FL. She received her B.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Auburn University in May of 2020 and now is pursuing her Master’s degree at the University of Florida. Kaylin has a strong interest in serving the adult and geriatric populations in…

Lauren Wiele, B.S.

Lauren Wiele is a first year graduate student from Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. She is currently pursuing a Master’s in Communication Science and Disorders at UF with plans of becoming a Speech-Language Pathologist. Before she became a Gator, Lauren received her B.S. in Communication Science and…

Cara Donohue, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Dr. Cara Donohue is a speech-language pathologist and post-doctoral research fellow under the mentorship of Dr. Emily Plowman. She first became interested in the field of speech-language pathology when she broke her jaw and had it wired shut in high school, teaching her the significant impact communication and swallowing…

Eleonora Mocevic, A.A.

Eleonora is a fourth-year from Clearwater, Florida. She is majoring in Communication Sciences and Disorders and Psychology Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience with a minor in Deaf and Hearing Sciences. Eleonora is interested in language comprehension, acquired language disorders, and motor speech disorders. She hopes to attend graduate school and become…

Connie Feeney, B.S.

Connie is from Tampa, Florida. She received a Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Florida State University (Go Seminoles!). She is currently pursuing her Master’s in Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Florida. Connie has a keen interest in dysphagia and working within the acute…

Emily Bateh, B.S.

Emily Bateh is from Jacksonville, FL and graduated with a Bachelors’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from UF in May of 2020. She is a first-year graduate student pursuing a Masters’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology. She hopes to work in an acute care setting after graduation, either with adults…