Ashlyn Smith

Ashlyn is an Undergraduate Research Assistant in the Michaelson Lab and is majoring in Cell and Developmental Biology here at Iowa. She has been involved with the lab for most of her undergraduate years and decided to join the Michelson Lab after seeing the positive impact they have made within the ASD community. The ASD community has always been a big part of Ashlyn’s life and she is thrilled to get to continue that work. In her free time, she is playing basketball with the Iowa Women’s Club team or is spending time attending all Iowa sports games!

Emma Schmudlach

Meet Emma Schmudlach! She is a senior majoring in speech and hearing science with a certificate in disability studies. she has been involved in research since her sophomore year at Iowa State University, and once she transferred to Iowa, she knew that she wanted to continue being involved! Research interests her because of the positive change that it can lead to and how much it can impact people's lives. Outside of research she is also am a member of the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association and volunteers weekly at the Iowa City Senior Center.