Manaswita Dutta, M.A., CCC-SLP, is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences with a minor in Neuroscience. She works in the Neural Research Lab under the guidance of Dr. Brielle Stark, Dr. Karen Forrest, and Dr. Laura Murray at Western University, Ontario, Canada. Prior to beginning the doctoral program, Manaswita earned her master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology from University of Northern Iowa (UNI), and a bachelor's degree in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology from Manipal University, India. Her research interests include understanding the nature of cognitive-linguistic deficits associated with adult neurogenic communication disorders including aphasia, traumatic brain injury, and epilepsy. Her current dissertation work investigates the relationship between executive functions, spoken discourse abilities, and psychosocial outcomes in aphasia.