Michael Burchesky is a first year graduate student at Vanderbilt University, earning a doctorate of audiology (Au.D). His undergraduate background is in Psycholinguistics, an interdisciplinary major achieved at Hamilton College in upstate New York. As a passionate musician (french horn, piano, guitar, and vocals), he is eager to apply his musical knowledge to the realm of Audiology and Hearing Science in order to improve others’ hearing, speech, language and quality of life. This led him to spend the month of June, 2016 volunteering in the Music Cognition Lab. With skills in video production and editing, he assisted in the creation of visual stimuli to be used in research experiments for SERENADE. He is now a member of the lab and is continuing to help in audio/video projects while he pursues his Au.D.
Doctoral StudentDepartment of Hearing and Speech Sciences
Katherine Bryan is a first-year doctoral student in the Hearing and Speech Sciences Graduate Program at Vanderbilt University. She graduated from Bowdoin College with majors in Biology and Education. Katherine then completed her Master’s in Speech Language Pathology at Vanderbilt University, where she worked with Dr. Stephen Camarata studying efficacy of language interventions for non- and minimally-verbal children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Her research interests include genetic correlates of neurogenic communication disorders as well as discourse measures. In her free time, Katherine enjoys baking, reading, and exploring Tennessee on her bike.