Alyssa Lanzi, MS, CCC-SLP, is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of South Florida with mentor Michelle Bourgeois, PhD, CCC-SLP. She graduated with her Master of Science in speech-language pathology from Duquesne University and completed a master’s thesis entitled “Group External Memory Treatment for Mild Cognitive Impairment.” She is interested in community-based research investigating person-centered assessment and intervention approaches for individuals with progressive cognitive communication impairments and their caregivers. In addition, she specializes clinically in caregiver support groups and caregiver education sessions on strengths-based approaches to dementia care. She is also the founder of Forever Friends, a student organization that focuses on building friendships between university students and senior citizens to enhance overall quality of life. The organization currently has over 100 student members. She has been an Ambassador since 2016 and is excited for upcoming PCORI opportunities. 

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