Alyssa McGarity was born and raised in Ft. Pierce, FL. She is currently pursuing her Bachelors degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders with a minor in Educational Studies. She is expected to graduate in May of 2018 and plans to attend graduate school for Speech-Language Pathology. Alyssa desires to work in a variety of settings but would love to start in hospitals with stroke patients. She is an undergraduate lab assistant under the direction of Dr. Humbert as part of the Swallowing Systems Core Laboratory.