Christine completed her Honours BSc. at the University of Toronto with a Specialist in Psychology and a Major in Neuroscience. Her honours thesis investigated the longitudinal cognitive, behavioural and academic outcomes in children born very preterm. She is currently a graduate student completing her MHSc. in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Toronto. In the fall, she will be starting an Msc. in Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Toronto with the hopes to pursue a PhD and work as a clinician-scientist. In the BAM lab, she is working on a project investigating sound-shape correspondents in monolingual and bilingual 12-month-old infants. Additionally, she is working on an online study investigating voice familiarity and spoken language processing in monolingual and bilingual adults. Her research interests include atypical speech and language development of children with developmental disorders and acquired brain injuries.
Maya is currently in the Speech-Language Pathology MHSc program at the University of Toronto. She completed her B.A. at McGill University in Honours Psychology with a minor in Linguistics. Her thesis focused on how bilingualism plays a role in our ability to learn syntactic patterns in language acquisition. Currently, she is interested in how bilingualism/multilingualism may impact the presentation of communication disorders and how we can improve our current practices for culturally and linguistically diverse individuals. Maya is currently developing a survey with the BAM Lab investigating the cultural and linguistic profile, practices and barriers of Canadian Speech-Language Pathologists working with culturally and linguistically diverse children. Outside of school, Maya enjoys taking her dog on long walks, cooking new foods and hosting game nights.