I received my BA in Cognitive Science from Johns Hopkins University and my MA in Speech-Language Pathology from George Washington University. I am currently co-advised by Jared Novick in the Hearing and Speech Department and Bob Slevc in the Psychology Department. I study how cognitive control (the ability to regulate cognitive processes when faced with conflicting information) and language cognition interact in healthy individuals and how this may differ in populations with communication disorders. 

Areas of Interest

  • Psycholinguistics, sentence processing, communication disorders


  • MA
    Speech-Language Pathology (George Washington University)
  • BA
    Cognitive Science and Psychology (Johns Hopkins University)


  • Neuroimaging (fMRI), eye-tracking, behavioral measures (reaction times, accuracy)
ksharer [at] umd.edu