May 03, 2016
Dr. Laura-Ann Petitto is thrilled to announce that Ms. Victoria Mousley, Petitto’s Research Assistant in her Brain and Language Laboratory for Neuroimaging, won this week the prestigious Harry S. Truman Scholarship. Victoria will be representing her home state of Vermont as a 2016 Truman Scholar.
The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation serves to promote careers in public service for the country’s next generation of leaders. This year, the foundation awarded 55 scholarships from a record-breaking application pool of 775 applicants. Victoria is a full-time student at the College of the Holy Cross and spent the spring 2016 semester as a visiting student in Dr. Petitto’s laboratory at Gallaudet University. Along with a $30,000 scholarship to the graduate school of her choosing, Victoria will be attending the Truman Scholars Leadership Week in Kansas City, MO at the end of May. Victoria hopes to become a cognitive neuroscientist with a specialization in language acquisition and use neuroscience research to inform education policy for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. Victoria’s training here — spanning the purview of the collective educational benefits made available at the NSF-Gallaudet’s Science of Learning Center, Visual Language and Visual Learning, VL2, the Ph.D. in Educational Neuroscience, PEN, and the Petitto Brain and Language Laboratory for Neuroimaging represent one of the many ways that students gain rich training, learning, and far-reaching career opportunities at Gallaudet University. Petitto and the team offer our heartfelt congratulations to Victoria!