Hometown: Portsmouth, Rhode Island
Major: Clinical Psychology
Research Advisors: Matthew Lerner (Primary, Clinical Psychology). Jenny Singleton (Secondary, Linguistics)
Walker is interested in the intersection of autism and deafness and exploring how language, audition and cognition affect social functioning and the well-being of autistic and deaf people.
She was a Fulbright Fellowship semi-finalist (2018), received the College of the Holy Cross George J. Allen Psychology Award (2018), the Meeting on Language in Autism Research Initiative Award (2019), the University of Connecticut Provost Merit Award (2020), the International Society for Autism Research Diversity Travel Award (2022), and was a Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship honorable mention (2022).