Mary is a student in the BMSc in Interdisciplinary Medical Sciences program at Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry at Western University.

An aspiring speech language pathologist, Mary is currently working with Dr. Janis Oram Cardy and Amanda Binns in the Autism Spectrum and Language Disorders lab to investigate parents supporting communication development in young children with autism spectrum disorder. Her research has formed the basis for a first-authored presentation at the Symposium for Research in Child Language Disorders (SRCLD) in Madison, Wisconsin, US. In addition, she has co-authored a poster with Donna L. Bandur at London Health Sciences Centre, accepted at the Academy of Aphasia’s 54th Annual Meeting in Llandudno, Wales, UK.

After completing her undergraduate degree in 2017, Mary will be pursuing a clinical master’s degree in speech language pathology, and has future plans to complete her PhD studying language disorders.