2007 Winner: Laura Garcia (with Truby family, holding plack)
Laura Garcia was born in New York City and moved to Miami at the age of six. In 2005, she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English at Florida International University. As a student in the English department, Laura took her first Linguistics course and decided to pursue a Masters degree in Linguistics at FIU. She worked as a Graduate Assistant and completed a joint research study “Voice Onset Time in Bilingual Spanish/English Code-Switching.” Her major areas of interest are Phonetics and Language Acquisition. Laura plans to continue her studies and pursue a PhD in Speech-Language Pathology.