Jenn Segawa, PH.D.
Assistant Professor
Departments of Neuroscience and Biology
Stonehill College

Professor Segawa comes to Stonehill from Boston University where she was a postdoctoral research fellow. Her research focused on speech motor sequence learning in both healthy individuals and people who stutter. She also studied the functional and neuroanatomical correlates of speech ability in adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Her previous teaching appointments include Salem State University and Lasell College. While Dr. Segawa continues to study speech motor control – now using electroencephalography (EEG) – she also aims to help her students develop research questions using that follow their own scientific passions.

Kaitlyn Corey, Research Assistant

Kaitlyn Corey is a fourth-year Neuroscience student at Stonehill College. She is working in the Stonehill EEG lab with Professor Segawa to study the way competitiveness influences the brain and other biological markers. Following her graduation in December, Kaitlyn plans to study occupational therapy in the hopes of helping her clients overcome both physical and cognitive challenges they may face in their day-to-day lives.

Alexis Medeiros, Research Assistant

Alexis Medeiros is a third-year pre-medical student studying neuroscience at Stonehill College. She is currently working with Dr. Jenn Segawa using electroencephalography to map the recovery of stroke survivors with aphasia to determine what effect multilingualism has on recovery. Their research focuses on how the brain compensates after injury and how neuroplasticity is enhanced in those who are fluent in more than one language. After graduation, she hopes to continue her education and pursue a M.D.

Alexina Pilo, B. A., Graduate Student

Alexina Pilo is a second year Masters student in the Lynch School of Education at Boston College.  Alexina earned her B.A. in Psychology and Social Behavior and Educational Sciences from the University of California, Irvine. She is a current Graduate Assistant at Stonehill College under the department of Wellness and Residential Life. She is currently working with Dr. Jenn Segawa on the Child Studies team. Her research focuses on children, well-being, and work with racial ethnic minorities. After completing the program at BC, she plans to pursue a PhD in Counseling Psychology.