Idaly Velez Uribe

Idaly Velez Uribe is a Ph.D. student in Dr. Monica Rosselli's Neuropsychology lab. Idaly is interested in the effects of bilingualism on emotional processing and memory, along with cognitive decline in normally and abnormally aging populations. Idaly is currently working on the final stage of her master's thesis in the emotional experience of language in Spanish-English bilinguals.

Valeria Torres is a first year PhD student in Dr. Rosselli’s lab. She graduated from the Florida State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a minor in French Language. Her interests include bilingualism, attention, and Alzheimer’s disease. She is currently involved in a project with the University of Miami, the University of Florida, Mount Sinai and the Aging and Disability Resource Center dealing with early detection of Alzheimer’s in monolingual and bilingual patients.

Merike Lang was born and raised in Huntington, NY. She graduated from University of Miami in 2014 with a B.A. in Spanish Literature and Psychology. She is currently a PhD graduate student in Dr. Rosselli's Neuropsychology lab, specializing in the relationship between emotional recognition/comprehension and Alzheimer's disease and Mild Cognitive Impairment. She wrote two senior honor's theses in Psychology pertaining to Spirituality and Distress in Colorectal Cancer Patients, and Spanish Literature pertaining to Women's Influence in the Tradition of Literature in Latin America. She is very interested in how certain emotions influence thoughts, ultimately causing people to behave in certain ways. She also enjoys playing music on the piano and singing, which she has been studying for the past 18 years, and hopes to possibly use her training in music to help people in the future, as well.

Fernanda Arruda


Fernanda Arruda is a Master's student in Dr. Rosselli's Neuropsychology lab. She got her undergraduate degree in Psychology from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro- Brazil. She has clinical experience in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Neuropsychology and 7 years of experience working with Neurorehabilitation in the Sarah Network of Rehabilitation Hospitals in Brazil, where she worked with children and adult's with acquired brain injury and neurodegenerative diseases. Fernanda is currently involved in a project related to early detection of Alzheimer's disease, in collaboration with the University of Miami, the University of Florida, Mount Sinai Hospital and the Aging and Disability Resource Center.

Deven Christopher







Deven Christopher is a PhD student in Dr. Rosselli’s Neuropsychology lab. Her interests include the phenomenon of temporal discounting and cognitive impulsiveness as a complex form of disinhibited behavior related to an inability to delay gratification. Deven is currently involved in a project related to the effects of mood management strategies and their efficacy in restoring self-regulation to a depleted self. In addition, Deven is interested in task switching as a unique form of depletion and the role exerting inhibitory control plays in regards to inter-temporal choices.





Nicolette Ramirez

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Nicolette Ramirez research centers around the bilingual language development of children who have been exposed to both English and Spanish from birth, also known as simultaneous bilinguals. Previously, I focused on four different patterns of language outcomes of 30 - 48 month old simultaneous, Spanish-English bilingual children: High dual language skills, English dominant language skills, Spanish dominant language skills, and Low dual language skills. In the future, my research will focus on the benefits and possible advantages of bilingualism in early childhood as tested through appropriate neurological batteries.


Here is a link of Nicolette Ramirez being featured in a sun-sentinel article.

Contact Information:

3200 College Avenue

Office E&S/268A

Davie, Fl 33314

Attn: Monica Rosselli


Telephone: (954) 236-1108  Fax: (954) 236-1099