Andrea Etkie is a Speech-Language Pathologist with a decade of experience working with students with complex communication needs. Originally from South Florida where she worked one-on-one with individuals who use augmentative communication, Andrea has relocated to pursue a doctoral degree at UNC Chapel Hill under the mentorship of Karen Erickson. Her research interests include literacy and language intervention. Specifically, she is interested in eye-tracking during shared reading experiences in individuals with Rett syndrome. When she is not busy reading, writing, or doing research, you can find her at the park with her three sons.