Sara Troutman (firstname.lastname@example.org) CV
After graduating from the University of Pittsburgh with my B.S. in Psychology in December 2015, I decided to pursue my PhD in Cognitive Psychology here at Penn State. Broadly, my research interests focus on how language ability changes as we age. Under the guidance of my advisor, Michele Diaz, PhD, my current work in the Language and Aging Lab explores the role of white matter in language production ability in both older and younger adults. I will also be working with my secondary mentor, Lesley Ross, PhD, in the SHAARP lab to understand how physical and cognitive intervention programs could be leveraged to improve older adults’ cognitive functioning.
Victoria Gertel (email@example.com)
After earning my B.S. in Integrative Neuroscience from Binghamton University in May 2016, I decided to pursue my PhD in Cognitive Psychology at Penn State under the advisement of Dr. Michele Diaz. While my previous research experience focused on language and reading development in children, I have switched gears and my primary interests now focus on language production and cognitive aging.
Abby Cosgrove (firstname.lastname@example.org)
I am a second year PhD student in Cognitive Psychology and Language Science with a specialization in Cognitive Affective Neuroscience. I graduated from Penn State University with a double major in Psychology and Spanish. My research interests focus on changes in naturalistic speech production and story coherence across the lifespan.