Lauren Levenson

I am a fifth year Neurology, Physiology, and Behavior Major with minors in Psychology and Linguistics.  After graduation in December, I am probably training to become an EMT and applying to nursing school to become an emergency room nurse. Working in this lab gives me experience interacting with parents and children for my future career.  Previously I have also worked for Dr. Goodman and Dr. Corina as well as volunteered in the Pediatric Emergency Room at UCDMC. When I’m not busy here at work or  studying for my classes. I love hanging out with friends, country line dancing, taking pictures, and playing the flute in the California Aggie Marching Band-uh!.

Jessica Vazquez

I am a fifth year Neurobiology Physiology and Behavior major with a psychology minor. After I graduate, I plan on going to graduate school to get my masters degree in public health. My ultimate goal is to go to medical school and become a pediatrician because I really enjoy working with kids and I want to help them in any way that I can. Besides school and working at the Language Learning Lab, I am an academic tutor at Harper Middle School. Working in this lab has given me the insight that I need to work with children and eventually fulfill my future goals in working with them.

Sarah Noh

I am currently a senior at UCD majoring in Psychology and Human Development. I previously enjoyed teaching children in various subjects like language, math and science. Having the opportunity to research language development when infants are absorbing so much from their environment in preparation for the rest of their lives is exciting and amazing.  After graduating, I plan to pursue higher education in developmental psychology with an emphasis in cognition.  During my leisure time, I enjoy socializing with my friends and relaxing with a book.

Erica Gutmann

I am a fourth year Human Development and Spanish double-major. After spending my junior year abroad studying Spanish in Spain, I’m excited to be working at the Language Learning Lab, which perfectly fits my love for working with children and my interest in language development. After graduation I plan to go on to grad school to become a speech therapist. Aside from school and related activities, I love spending my time outdoors and being surrounded by my family and friends.

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Emily Pels

I am a third year Human Development major with a Human Physiology minor. In addition to the Language Learning Lab, I am currently volunteering at the orthopedics clinic at the UC Davis Medical Center. I have previously worked as a swim instructor, teaching swim lessons for children of all ages and backgrounds. After I graduate I plan on going to medical school to become a pediatrician. Aside from school and volunteering I am a member of the UC Davis Swim Club, as well as Davis H.O.P.E., an outreach program for the low income and homeless population of Davis

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Jessica Kim

I am a third year Linguistics Major and Spanish minor. With a year left before graduation, the Language Learning Lab gives me the opportunity to continue working hands on with two things that I have always found myself around, and hope to work with in the future as well–children and learning about language. After graduation, I hope to spend at least a year working and living abroad in Argentina, while also receiving my teaching certificate. Apart from the lab and school, I enjoy traveling, spending time with friends outside, and sleeping.