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Klara Marton, Ph.D. Klara Marton is a neuropsychologist, who has a doctorate in Developmental Psychology and a Ph.D. in Speech and Hearing Sciences. She is interested in the development and changes of language and cognition that occur across lifetime in different clinical populations and in individuals who speak different languages. Her research focuses on the interactions among various cognitive functions, such as working memory, inhibition and attention control and on additional processes that underlie language comprehension and production.


Graduate Students

Jungmee Yoon is a Level III doctoral student in the lab at the CUNY Graduate Center. Her research interest broadly involves cognitive processes underlying language functions, with specific areas of interest including bilingualism and cross-language interference in lexical retrieval. She also likes to practice Yoga and Pilates.


Luca Campanelli is a Ph.D. student in Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences at The Graduate Center of the City University of New York, after obtaining a M.A. in Psychology at Sapienza University of Rome – Italy. He is interested in statistics, research methods, computational linguistics, vocal expression of emotion, and cognitive styles. He currently studies the relationship between working memory and language processing in children and adults. His interests and hobbies include jazz and classical music, film, poetry, manual works, cooking, travel, hiking, historic motorcycles, and kayaking.

Jessica Scheuer MS, CCC/Speech-Language-Pathology, doctoral student; Research interests: Executive function development, ADHD, and emerging narrative skills.

Juan Pablo Benabe Vidal completed his Bachelor's degree in Psychology at the University of Puerto Rico in Rio Piedras. His research interest lie in cognition and language- specifically studying the possibility for a bilingual advantage in executive functioning and the effect of language pairs in the cognitive functioning of bilinguals.
Outside of academia, Juan Pablo's interests and hobbies are Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, mixed martial arts and video games.

Deniz Erol is a student in Professor Klara Marton’s Language and Cognition Laboratory. Her interests include the roles of executive function and working memory in language processing, both in clinical and nonclinical populations. Currently, she is involved in a project investigating how children with Specific Language Impairment use their cognitive functions to engage in language tasks.
Deniz Erol graduated with a BA from Columbia University in 2009 and is a native New Yorker. In her free time, she enjoys exploring the city, hiking, yoga, literature, and Turkish language and culture.

Deepti Wadhera is a first year doctoral student who graduated from Boston University in 2013 with a B.A. in Biology. Her research interests include understanding bilingualism and its effect on executive functioning in populations of different ages. She is also interested in phonology in second language learners of English.
Deepti’s other interests include Indian classical dance, music and swimming.

Sarah Ackerman is a Ph.D. student in the Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences program at The CUNY Graduate Center. Sarah received her M.S. from Brooklyn College in Speech Language Pathology and is a NY licensed practicing speech pathologist. Sarah completed her CFY in a school for children with learning disabilities and currently practices as an SLP in a  private practice. Her areas of interest are the relationship between language and cognition, executive functions, task-switching, and verbal and visual strategies.

Lia Pazuelo graduated from Kean University with an M.A. in Speech-Language Pathology. She also holds an M.A. in Psychology from John Jay College. She is interested in studying the connection between non-linguistic cognitive abilities and language production and comprehension, and ultimately, finding a way to transfer this knowledge to the clinical work of speech-language pathology. Currently she is studying the interaction of processing ambiguous language and working memory. She loves spending her free time watching classical movies and traveling.


Recent Graduates

Naomi Eichorn  2014

Past Laboratory Members

2015 Hyunjin Oh (research assistant)
2015 Rema A. Seeram (research assistant)
2015 David Puerta (research assistant)
2013 Karen Cardenas (research assistant)
2013 Marissa Chapler (research assistant)
2013 Michelle D’Alleva (research assistant)
2012 Nicole Ortiz (research assistant)
2011 Jacquelyn Baker (research assistant)
2010 Joseline Cruz (research assistant)
2009 Julie Leokumovich (research assistant)
2009 Ingrid Puglik (research assistant)
2009 Oksana Savuk (research assistant