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.