DR. JULIE M. SCHNEIDER
Dr. Schneider is an Assistant Professor in the Communication Sciences and Disorders Department at LSU. Her PhD is in Psychological Sciences from the University of Texas at Dallas and she completed a Post-Doc under the supervision of Drs. Zhenghan Qi and Roberta Golinkoff at The University of Delaware. Her research has been funded by NIH, NSF, and the Society for Research in Child Development.
Dr. Schneider established the LEND lab based on her passion for LEND-ing a hand in the community, and has worked with local non-profit programs serving children and families. Her other passions include hiking, traveling, doing Crossfit, and drinking craft beer.
Tengwen, class 2026, is a Communication Disorders PhD student in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. Tengwen has conducted research on language development in young Chinese children using EEG during her Masters. Her research has been focused on the phonological development. Tengwen is now conducting research on phonological processing and statistical learning by analyzing neuroimaging data under the instruction of Dr. Schneider.
Stephanie, class of 2025, is a Cognitive and Brain Sciences PhD student in the Department of Psychology. Her research focus is in the area of Psycholinguistics, under the instruction of Dr. Janet McDonald. Stephanie is specifically interested in adult second language acquisition and how native language affects perception and cognition. Outside of school, she enjoys Pilates, playing saxophone, and spending time with her friends, family, and pets.
LIDS Project Coordinator
Maria, class of 2024, is pursuing an MA in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She works in Dr. Julie Schneider's lab as the LIDS project coordinator. She wants to work as an SLP either in a medical setting or with the pediatric population. She is interested in language, aphasia, cognition, and swallowing. In her free time, Maria loves to take workout classes, hike, and spend time outdoors with friends.
EEG Project Coordinator
Will, class of 2024 is a third-year undergraduate student pursuing a BS in Psychology and a minor in German. Will's current interests: language, how the human language network parallels that of a machine, how humans use language to learn and understand the world around them and how mechanisms of language change over the course of development. Will is also severely interested in neuroimaging and using sophisticated neuroimaging techniques and computational tools to understand language in the brain. In his free time, Will enjoys eating food, learning to code, and watching The Simpsons. If you are interested in learning more about Will, please check out his website: jwilldecker.com
Lauren, class of 2024, is pursuing an BA in Communication Disorders. She plans to pursue a Master’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology and work in a clinical setting after graduation. Lauren’s interests include feeding and swallowing and developmental disabilities.
Marcus, class of 2024, is pursuing a BS in Psychology and a minor in Communication Sciences and Disorders. He plans to attend medical school to begin a career in otolaryngology. Marcus’ interests include learning about motor speech disabilities and cooking.
Riley, class of 2026, is pursuing a BA in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She plans to attend graduate school to earn a MA in Speech Language Pathology and work in an early intervention setting or as a private practitioner. Riley's interests include reading, painting, and listening to music.
Laila, class of 2026, is pursuing a BS in Biological Sciences with a Pre-Med focus in pediatrics. She plans to minor in Spanish along with Communication Sciences and Disorders. She is interested in helping deaf children and increasing the awareness of American Sign Language. Laila's interests include doing nails, reading, and skating.
Amanda, class of 2024, is pursuing a BA in Communication Disorders. She plans to earn her MA in Speech Language Pathology and hopes to work in early intervention. Amanda's interests include cooking, spending time outdoors, reading, and spending time with loved ones.
Kamyra, class of 2024, is pursuing a BA in COMD and hopes to be an SLP sometime in the future. She enjoys working with pediatrics and geriatrics and is very interested in autism, aphasia, and dementia. She wants to learn a second language, and is currently learning Spanish and enjoys speaking with her Spanish speaking friends. Kamyra loves listening to music, spending time with friends and family, and reading.
Mia is an LSU 2023 graduate with a BA in Communication Disorders and French with a minor in Linguistics. She is applying to LSU Health New Orleans for the Fall of 2024 with plans to pursue a Doctorate in Audiology. She loves to learn about all things language, and in her free time enjoys reading, cooking, and climbing!
Mikayla, class of 2026, is pursuing a BA in Psychology. She plans to attend medical school and earn her doctor of medicine to begin her career in pediatric neurology. Mikayla’s interests include learning different causes and influences of disorders within the nervous system of young children.
Raelyn, class of 2026, is pursing a BS in Computer Engineering. She plans on going to graduate school for MS in Human Computer Interactions HCI. She enjoys watching crime/mystery videos on YouTube and cooking in her spare time with her family.
Taylor, class of 2026, is majoring in Kinesiology Human Movement Science with a minor in Biology on the Pre-Medical track. She intends to attend medical school and obtain both her MD and MPH degrees and eventually hopes to become an orthopedic surgeon! Taylor is is passionate about healthcare equity and social justice, and her hobbies include playing sports and reading.