Christina Spaeth, from Kenosha, Wis., is majoring in Human Communication Sciences in the School of Communication (SoC), and was on the Dean’s list last year. She received the Early Research Experience Award from the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) to pursue research. She is an audiovisual (AV) assistant at Norris, as well as a Research Assistant in the Language Learning Lab, where she assists with research on language development in infants and toddlers. Christina was inspired to study language and communication – and to pursue a career in speech-language pathology – by her older sister who has a neurogenetic developmental disability. She also writes short stories and novels in her free time. Upon graduation, Christina plans to be a speech-language pathologist for rural children.