My name is Laken Parsons, and I’m a second year Speech-Language Pathology Master's Thesis Student interested in researching neural basis for speech. I am extremely fascinated by neurogenic disorders, the way the brain works, language acquisition, and speech processing. I am planning to pursue work as an educator or/and researcher. In my free time (what free time?), I spend time with my toddler and best friend, my son. I also love making art and playing saxophone.