Vancouver, B.C.
ajorena@gmail.com


Summary

I am a psychology/language researcher, with 8+ years of experience in research, data analysis, 
project management, science communication, and stakeholder alignment.


Education

2018
Ph.D. Communication Sciences and Disorders, McGill University

2013
B.A. Honours Psychology and Business, specialization in Digital Arts Communication, University of Waterloo


Experience

2019 - present
Postdoctoral Researcher/ Course Instructor, Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia

2021
Research Grants Assistant, B.C. Children's Research Hospital Research Institute

2020
Research Intern, Virtro Entertainment Inc.

2015 - 2016
Lab co-ordinator, McGill Language Acquisition Laboratory

2011 - 2013
Research Assistant, Lab for Infant Development and Language

2012 - 2013
Research Assistant, Knowledge Impact Strategies

2010 - 2013
Administrative Assistant, Office of Research, University of Waterloo

2010
Program & Teaching Assistant, Waterloo Professional Development, University of Waterloo



Select Awards / Grants

2020 - 2022
Research Grant:
Co-applicant for an Insight Development Grant: "Listeners' linguistic and social expectations about bilingual speakers", Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, $44,628

2019 - 2021
Fellowship: Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Fonds de Recherche Nature et Technologies, $128,300

2018
Award:
"Silence to Sound" Award, IODE, $1,000

2018
Award:
Poster Award, Acoustical Society of America, $200 USD

2017 - 2018
Scholarship:
Raymond H. Stetson Scholarship in Phonetics and Speech Science, Acoustical Society of America, $20,000 USD

2014 - 2017
Scholarship:
Postgraduate Scholarship (Doctoral), Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, $63,000

2013 - 2014
Scholarship: Canada Graduate Scholarship (Masters), Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, $17,500


References available upon request.

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