Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

School of Health and Human Sciences

Mariam M Abdelaziz, M.A. CCC-SLP

Mariam Abdelaziz
Mariam M. Abdelaziz is a 4th year doctoral student. She earned her master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from UNCG. She is also a North Carolina licensed Speech-Language Pathologist with clinical expertise in pediatric language disorders, autism spectrum disorders, and bilingual language assessment. Her research interests include school-age language and literacy, multicultural issues within education and communication sciences and disorders, and culturally responsive assessment and treatment practices. When she’s not working, she enjoys making gluten-free treats, reading, and binge-watching historical dramas and true-crime series.


Sarah Allen, AuD, CCC-A

Sarah Allen

Sarah J Allen is a 4th year Ph.D. student. She completed her Au.D. at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and worked for two years as a Pediatric Audiologist at Texas Children’s Hospital before coming to UNCG. Her research interests include pediatric audiology, aural rehabilitation, and professional issues in audiology. When not working in the lab, she enjoys cuddle sessions with her dog, Davy, and practicing yoga.


Latifa Alsalimi

Catherine Cotton

Carey Eaton

Marise Fernandes

Emily Hamuka

Brooke Holt, M.S., CCC-SLP

Brooke Holt

Brooke Holt is a 2nd year doctoral student and licensed Speech-Language Pathologist. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from North Carolina State University and her master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Appalachian State University. Her research interests include cognitive-linguistic disorders in adults with traumatic brain injury, traumatic brain injury secondary to intimate partner violence, and the use of telepractice. In her free time, she enjoys hiking and spending time in the mountains.


Karen Nix

Karen Nix

Karen Nix is a doctoral student and licensed Speech-Language Pathologist. She has a bachelor’s degree in Communication Disorders from Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas and a master’s degree from the University of Texas at Dallas. She worked for 16 years with children ages birth to 18. She has practiced in New Mexico, Arkansas, and North Carolina in a variety of educational and community settings. Her research interests include child language and literacy, child poverty and trauma, and alternative clinical experiences using simulated case studies. When not working, she loves to read, listen to podcasts, and travel with her family.


Onyinyechi Ukaegbe

Onyinyechi Ukaegbe

Onyinyechi Ukaegbe (Onyi) is a third-year PhD student in Audiology. She is a fellow of the West African College of Surgeons (FWACS) and prior to joining the PhD program she practiced as an Otorhinolaryngologist in the University of Nigeria and its affiliated Teaching Hospital. Her interest in hearing impairment and Tinnitus lead her to obtain an MSc in Audiology for ENT Practice from the University of London. Onyi is interested in Hearing Impairment, Tinnitus, Evoked Potentials and Otoneurology. She is currently involved in research on the factors that influence the perception of tinnitus in silence and Evoked Potentials under the supervision of Dr. Denise Tucker. She loves working with patients and teaching. In her spare time, she enjoys listening to music, running and travelling. She hopes to play a role in improving the aural rehabilitation available to the hearing impaired in Nigeria especially for children and those who cannot currently afford Hearing Aids.


Kristen Cline

Kate Kelleher

Summer McMurray

Megan Schmidt

Jocelyn Turner