Portland State University


Samuel Sennott PhD


Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Education, Portland State University


Jessi Gallagher

Lead Research Assistant

BA Speech and Hearing Sciences, Portland State University, with a focus in AAC. American Sign Language Interpreting Certificate, EIPA


Izela Michel

Research Assistant

BS student in Speech and Hearing Sciences, Portland State University




José Perez Quinchuela

Research Assistant

BS Student in Biology and Psychology interested in neuropsychology.


Claire Holt

Research Assistant

Senior at Portland State University. BA in Child Youth and Family Studies; minors in Special Education and Psychology, 3 years of ASL.


Linda Akagi

Research Assistant

Hi, my name Linda and I am one of the interns here at the uLab. One day I went to a luncheon that Dr. Sennott hosted. I love to work with disabled people who need AAC.


Brooke Shea

Research Assistant

Major: Speech & Hearing Sciences
Interest: Speech and language disorders and neurolinguistics.

Mission: To assist and serve people of all populations with complex communication needs on their mission to further their communication skills.



Universal Design Labrador, K9 Assistant.

Doga Expert.
A very good dog.


Melissa Pebly


Senior Assistive Technology Specialist, Instructor, Graduate School of Education, Portland State University


Christof Teuscher, PhD


Associate Professor, Maseeh College of Engineering & Computer Science, Portland State University


Chrysann Lowe

Ryan Leavenworth

Jessica Hines

Marissa Smith

Sandy McCormack

Sherree Tatum

Jessica Theobald

Susanna Romas

Ian Rolfe-Redding

Mary Meriwether

Gena Olson

Adam Henry

Emily Farley

Osbaldo Rodriguez

Alisha Chavez

Hannah Goldberg

David Jacobson

Lili Pill-Kahan

Abigail Kirchem-Butts

Brittany Reuling

Amy Burian

Maggie Callery

Graduate students working with the uLab in the 2015 – 2016 year will be listed here.
Hannah Wilson
Jessi Gallagher
Izela Michel
Claire Holt
Diana Todd

If you are interested in one of our internship programs, please email for more information.

Community Collaborators


Eric Sanders Ph.D. CCC-SLP


Assistant Professor, Communication Sciences & Disorders, Pacific University


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Columbia Regional Program

Community Partner


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All Born(In) and NWDSA


All Born(In) and the Northwest Down Syndrome Association are close partners to the uLab.

All Born(in) NWDSA

Public School Systems

Oregon and SW Washington

Portland Public,
David Douglas, Centennial, Springfield, and others

Other partners

We will be adding other partners here

Such as Earle Boyles School, Early Learning Hubs across Oregon, Multiple Library Systems, Powell’s and Annie Bloom’s Bookstores, Oregon Technology Access Project (OTAP), Pacific Northwest Angelman Syndrome Foundation