Former Lab Members

Tanushree Agrawal, MSt 

Tanushree Agrawal was a visiting scholar visiting MCCL during the 2016-2017 academic year conducting interdisciplinary research in both the Music Cognition and Computation Lab, and the Working Memory Lab run by Emily Elliott. Tanushree obtained a Master of Studies in Musicology from the University of Oxford, prior to which she was a senior investment analyst at Citi Private Bank in New York. She completed her undergraduate degrees at the University of Pennsylvania, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Cognitive Science and a Bachelor of Science in Economics.

Tanushree is currently a PhD Student at UC San Diego.

Andrew Brinkman, M. M. Music Theory

Andrew Brinkman obtained his B. A. in Music Education with honors from Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas. While studying in Texas, Andrew began studying the works of various Czech composers while specializing in music theory.  Andrew recently completed his Masters degree, with a thesis that focused on a corpus-driven approach to the questions of nationality and exoticism in Dvorak's music.

Andrew is currently a PhD student at Ohio State University in David Huron's lab

Kaitlin Richard,  B. A. Child & Family Studies

Kaitlin is in her last semester of undergraduate studies in Child & Family Studies and Psychology at LSU. With a myriad of interests among the areas of music theory, vocal performance, behavioral neuroscience, psychology, and communication disorders (to name a few!), she has joined the MCCL team to gain valuable introductory experiences and skills in conducting university research.

She is currently working with preschool-aged children on the autism spectrum as an Applied Behavior Analysis Line Technician and is very interested in researching the area of music and the autistic brain as well as music within the context of early intervention autism and infant therapies.

An avid cat lady and general animal lover, she also hopes to one day study animal behavior and communication (in relation to sound and the biodiversity of communication and language) in order to contribute to wildlife animal conservation.