Dr. Jasinska joined the department of Linguistics and Cognitive Science this past January in 2017 after spending three years as a post-doctoral researcher at Haskins Laboratories, which is affiliated with Yale University. Dr. Jasinska studies the neural mechanisms that support language and primarily uses functional Near Infrared Spectroscopy (fNIRS) neuroimaging technology to investigate the biological underpinnings of language, reading, and human cognition. In one current project, funded by the Jacobs Foundation, she is conducting cognitive, linguistic, and reading assessments on children in the Ivory Coast to promote literacy development. Dr. Jasinska completed her doctoral studies in Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of Toronto in 2013. Welcome Kaja!!!