Megan Oelke, M.S., CCC-Med SLP, is a Research Speech-Language Pathologist for the Department of Veterans Affairs and the UW Aphasia Research Lab. She works on a few different studies in the lab, including Dr. Kendall's large-scale treatment trial comparing two treatments for word-retrieval deficits. More recently she has begun to work with Dr. Hunting Pompon looking at the effects of chronic stress on treatment outcomes. She completed her BA in Language Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz, her MS in Medical Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Washington, Seattle, and her clinical fellowship with the VA Puget Sound Medical Center. When not at work she can be found doing adventures of any kind, including cycling, swimming in Lake Washington, hiking, running and skiing.