Research Assistants

Seraphina Fong

I am a senior international student at Northeastern University, pursuing a combined major in Linguistics and Psychology. I had worked at the Phonology and Reading Lab during my second year at Northeastern, and have decided to return for my last semester to wrap up my undergraduate research experience back where it started. My interests lie in psycholinguistics, as well as in language and communication disorders. Following my undergraduate education, I hope to apply to graduate school for Speech-Language Pathology.


Allison Noble

Allison Noble

I am a second-year student majoring in Marine Biology and pursuing a certificate in Music Performance and minor in Linguistics! My academic interests are marine mammal communications and the communication properties of music. Besides academics, I play French horn, swim competitively through the Northeastern club team, and work as a camp counselor during the summer. I am very excited to gain experience in research through this lab!

Aparna Dutta

I am a second year Linguistics major and Computer Science minor at Northeastern and I plan to continue my education in the future with a master’s degree in Computational Linguistics. My academic interests include phonetics, typology, bilingualism, and natural language processing. Outside of class, I am a dancer on Rangila Rhythms dance team, and I also serve on the executive board of Biology Club as public relations officer. I look forward to learning more about linguistics and psycholinguistics from a research perspective and gaining lab experience throughout my time at the Phonology and Reading Lab!

Camila Galluzzo

I am a second year undergraduate at Northeastern studying Behavioral Neuroscience and minoring in Sociology on the pre-med track. I have worked in early education for 4 years now, and am interested in the topics of child development and language disabilities. Having grown up as bilingual myself, I have always been interested in the neurological and phonological mechanisms behind language acquisition. Outside of class, I am involved with Active Minds, an organization that aims to reduce the stigmas surrounding mental health and to educate students about mental health disorders.

Chloe DiMare

I am a second-year psychology major with a double minor in behavioral neuroscience and international affairs. My interests include cognitive psychology and development, I am really excited to start learning about psycholinguistics! I work as a lifeguard and swim instructor throughout the summer and love spending time outdoors. I spent my summer traveling around South Africa studying sociology, which is a bit outside my area of expertise. I am looking forward to a great semester in the Phonology and Reading Lab!

Mike Brown

Mike BrownI’m an undergraduate pursuing degrees in Linguistics and Mathematics at Northeastern University. I’m very excited to be working in the Phonology and Reading Lab, and hope to continue doing research in the future. Last year, I spent my free time teaching Spanish to English speakers and English to Spanish speakers, which was even more fun than it sounds. My hobbies include music, creative writing, and subjecting my roommates to surprise grammaticality judgement tasks.

 Chelsea Rutagengwa

I am a third year Behavioral Neuroscience major; currently on co-op; interested in going to medical school and specializing in neurology.


Aaron Zimmerman


I am a fifth-year Psychology major with a minor in Music Industry. I am excited to be applying my education and skillset as I work with a lab team for the first time. I am involved on campus as a Senior Ambassador for the Global Experience Office and a member of the university jazz ensemble.