Majors: CS&D and Spanish
What drew Nirali to the lab is her passion for languages. Nirali enjoys practicing her Spanish skills by working with the child participants and on transcriptions. She hopes to use the 3 non-English languages she knows to be able to make speech & language therapy more accessible to those that speak little to no English.
Ellen earned her BA at the University of Minnesota in 2009 with majors in Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences and Spanish Studies. She is fascinated by language learning. This has brought her to work with people with wildly different personalities, abilities, and backgrounds. She enjoys practicing her second language while volunteering for the lab. Outside of the lab, she follows language revitalization efforts that support Indigenous communities of the area.