Robert V. Reichle, Ph.D.
Senior Program Coordinator
Rob Reichle joined the School of Undergraduate Studies in 2014. He received his B.A. in Linguistics and French from Rice University in 2002, and his Ph.D. in French linguistics from The University of Texas at Austin in 2008. Prior to joining the Office of Undergraduate Research, he conducted research on the brain signatures of gameplay and second language processing as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Foreign Languages at Northern Illinois University. While there, he also involved undergraduates in research and poster sessions through the Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Language and Literacy. He has taught courses in French, psycholinguistics, and second language acquisition.
Kiana Lalau earned her B.A. in Communication and Business Administration from The University of Texas at San Antonio in 2016. Prior to joining the Office of Undergraduate Research, she served as a research assistant at The University of Texas at San Antonio. While there, she also conducted poster sessions and events involving faculty, staff and students through the Vice President of Research and Undergraduate Research offices. She provides administrative support and social media development for the Office of Undergraduate Research.
Dora received her undergraduate degrees in Social Work and American Studies at the University of Texas Austin in 2016. Following her graduation, she started her dual degree master’s in Latin American Studies and Social Work. She is currently in her second year of studies and is conducting field research in Austin, Texas on migratory trauma and resilience within the Central American asylum-seeking community. She is an active community researcher and advocate in the Austin immigrant community and a board member of the Austin Region Justice For Our Neighbors, an immigration legal service non-for-profit.