Erica is in her second year of the Clinical Doctorate of Audiology program at UConn. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Speech Language and Hearing Sciences with a double major in Psychology from UConn in 2017. During her undergraduate years, Erica worked in two different research labs. In a child developmental psychology lab at UConn, she investigated the perceptional basis of emotion in music and animations in children. Erica is also part of the Auditory Brain Research Lab facilitating electrophysiological research on auditory processing in dancers at UConn. Erica currently serves as Vice President of UConn’s Student Academy of Audiology chapter. She has volunteered with the Connecticut Special Olympics and is passionate to become an advocate for children with disabilities and their families. Erica is excited to learn and grow through the LEND Program both as an individual and as a future pediatric audiologist.