• Nikki Diaz


    Nikki Diaz is a fourth year undergraduate at Vanderbilt University studying Neuroscience and Medicine Health and Society. She is currently working on the Serenade Project. She is involved with many performing arts groups on campus, including Vanderbilt Off-Broadway and the Vanderbilt Performing Arts Community. She hopes to go to medical school and eventually study either Psychiatry, Pediatrics, or maybe both! 

  • Courtney Walters


    Courtney Walters Jr. is a fourth year undergraduate at Vanderbilt University majoring in Neuroscience. He is studying genetics and the brain basis of Speech Language Impairment and rhythm in the lab. Previous research experience includes a meta-analysis on therapeutic vaccine and chemoradiotherapy’s effect on patients diagnosed with Glioblastoma Multiforme. He plans to attend medical school to study neurosurgery. In his free time, Courtney enjoys playing guitar and basketball.


  • Mong Zhang

    Medicine Health and Society

    Mong Zhang is a second year undergraduate student at Vanderbilt University majoring in Medicine, Health, and Society, with a minor in Art History. In the lab, she is currently working with Dr. Lense, helping to analyze speech and looking patterns of high-risk infants in the Infant Study. She hopes to attend medical school and specialize in Pediatrics. In her free time, Mong enjoys playing the violin, going to museums and concerts, and singing. 

  • Peyton Boyd

    Neuroscience and Medicine, Health, and Society

    Peyton Boyd is a second-year undergraduate at Vanderbilt University who is double majoring in Neuroscience and Medicine, Health, and Society. He recently started working with Dr. Lense to further explore the relationship between the social behaviors of young, developing children and how they interpret various musical qualities including rhythm. He currently plans on applying to medical school after his junior year and hopes to be able to specialize within the pediatric field. When not in the lab, Peyton loves to perform musical theatre, watch movies, and explore the Nashville area with his friends!