Stacey Austin was an undergraduate student at Temple University. She completed a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Spanish. She was part of the psychology honors program under Dr. Kathy Hirsh-Pasek and Tilbe Goksun. Her honors thesis explored the semantic components involved in acquisition of verbs. In particular, she examined event components of figure (the agent of an action) and ground (the stationary setting) in nonlinguistic dynamic events. Her research asked whether infants discriminate various figures similarly on different grounds to investigate the effect of animacy vs. inanimacy in event perception of English-reared infants.