Jo Brunton

Jo Brunton is a research assistant in the Child Language Interactions and Memory (CLIaM) Lab with Dr. Kimberly Kelly through the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program at California State University, Long Beach. Jo is a second-year honors Psychology student and is interested in American Sign Language and Deaf Cultures. Post-graduation, they are hoping to attend graduate school in pursuit of a doctoral degree in psychology (Psy. D). Jo wants to be a clinical psychologist, specializing in treating children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Working in the CLIaM lab will afford them the opportunity to learn more about child language development, which they can implement later when they are working to identify ASD in children and support the development of communication and language skills in their clients. Jo hopes their experience working in the CLIaM Lab will assist them in learning the intricacies of transcribing, coding, and utilizing data to answer research questions, working collaboratively with fellow research assistants, and presenting research. In their free time, Jo likes to hike, rock climb, sing, and spend time with their cat, Milo.

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