Speech-Language Pathologist/ Dir. of Therapy Operations
What would you do even if you didnʼt get paid to do it?
Advocate for people with disabilities.
What are you surprisingly good at?
Whatʼs the biggest proof that youʼre good at what you do?
The children who ask their parents when they can come back.
How long have you been working in your field?
Whatʼs your biggest accomplishment?
How does your education connect to your professional career?
I studied Communication Disorders and Psychology at Baldwin Wallace University and then Communication Sciences and Disorders at Case Western Reserve University. I use so much of what I learned along the way on a daily basis, from anatomy to theories of development to clinical skills.
What are you most passionate about professionally? Personally?
Improving the day-to-day lives of my clients and their families, building the most competent and compassionate team of therapists, working with children who have reading/language- based learning disabilities and autism, being a lifelong learner Personally? Music, wellness, trips to the ocean.
What about personal experiences?
I discovered this field as a teenager babysitting for a child with learning disabilities. It sparked my interest in special education, which led me to speech-language pathology. More recently, my nephew was diagnosed with Autism, which has only strengthened my passion for my work and my determination to keep learning and trying new things.