Natalie Friend

Graduate Fellowship, 2012

Masters of Science in Speech, Language and Learning, The Graduate School, 2014
Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy & Linguistics, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, 2011

As an undergraduate, Natalie worked as a research assistant and a teaching assistant for the Center for Talent Development at the University. She is currently a research assistant in the Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Laboratory, studying language impairment in individuals with autism and Fragile X. As part of the Speech, Language, and Learning program, she works with clients at Northwestern’s clinic. She is described as “an outstanding student who has tremendous potential as a future clinician-scientist in the field of developmental disabilities.” She has “strong initiative, self-direction, attention to detail, communication skills and responsibility and commitment …”