Olivia Kuhl

Graduate Student


Olivia is a first-year graduate student at the University of Illinois, where she is pursuing a Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology. She recently graduated in May 2024 with an undergraduate degree in Speech and Hearing Science from the

Benjamin Yim

Benjamin Yim is a sophomore studying Psychology with a concentration in Clinical/Community Psychology. He plans to pursue practicing medicine as a psychiatrist after graduation. 

Ben’s research interests include psychological interventions and neuropsychopharmacology.

Bryonie Mandal

Bryonie is going into her last semester as a senior in Interdisciplinary Health Sciences. After graduation, Bryonie plans to apply to medical school and become a physician.

Bryonie’s research interests include design for accessibility, health technology interventions, and healthcare rights. 

Gabriela Gryc

Gabriela Gryc is a junior studying Interdisciplinary Health Sciences and minoring in Chemistry. After graduation, she plans on attending medical school to pursue her goal of becoming a physician. 

Gabriela’s research interests include technological advancements in medicine as well as

Makayla Green

Makayla Green is a senior pursuing a degree in Interdisciplinary Health Sciences with a concentration in Health Behavior Change. She plans to pursue a career in the medical field after graduation.

Her research interests include exercise science, health technologies, and

Nysha Chandiramani

Nysha is a junior studying Psychology. After graduation, she plans to pursue a Master’s in Clinical Psychology.  

Nysha’s research interests lie in the application of technology to improve chronic disease management and patient outcomes, particularly in vulnerable populations.

Maya Dye

Graduate Student


Maya is a first year student in the MA Speech and Hearing Science Program. She is working towards becoming a Speech-language pathologist.  Her research interests include improving communication among people who are deaf or hard of hearing and

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