Danielle Lynch graduated from the University of South Carolina in May 2022 with a B.S. in Experimental Psychology and a minor in Biology. She is now a full-time Research Specialist at the Neurodevelopmental Disorders Lab. She is passionate about working with children with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disorders with a focus on early detection and childhood development. Her interests stemmed from working with children with autism in educational settings, including the New England Center for Children. Danielle plans to pursue a master's degree in School Psychology or Educational Psychology to continue her education.
Kayla Layton is currently a full-time Research Specialist in the Neurodevelopmental Disorders Lab. She graduated with a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Tennessee. She has experience working with children and adults with neurodevelopmental disorders and intellectual disabilities. Kayla has research interests in biological markers of autism spectrum disorder, accessibility in implementation of mental health services, and developmental trajectories in people with neurodevelopmental disorders and autism throughout the lifespan.
Former Research Specialists
Nichole is working with Dr. Abigail Hogan in her new lab, the Social Experiences in Autism (SEA) Lab.
Kayla is currently working under the mentorship of NDD Lab collaborator Hayley Crawford at University of Warwick, UK, towards a PhD in health sciences.
Ramsey is currently enrolled in the Speech Language Pathology Master’s program at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill.
Libby is currently enrolled in law school at Georgia State University to pursue her passion in disability advocacy.
Kayla started the Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) program at Presbyterian College in January 2021.
Carly is currently a doctoral student in the Ph.D. program in Communication Sciences and Disorders at the USC Arnold School of Public Health under the direction of Dr. Jessie Klusek.
Alexis is a Clinical Psychology doctoral student at the University of Alabama. She works with Dr. Susan White at the Center for Youth Development and Intervention conducting research in comorbid psychopathology and emotion regulation for individuals with autism spectrum disorder.
Aylin is currently working at the Myer Center for Special Children in Greenville, SC.
Lisa (Rague) Hamrick
Lisa is currently a clinical psychology doctoral student under NDD Lab-collaborator Dr. Bridgette Kelleher’s mentorship at Purdue University.
Emily is currently a postdoctoral research fellow at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in the Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. After working as a research specialist in the NDD Lab, she attended Colorado State University, where she earned her Ph.D. in Applied Developmental Science.