"I decided Speech Pathology was the right career for me when I was able to see the difference it makes in people's lives. It requires empathy, patience, and clinical acumen, and I possess all of these characteristics."
"During my high school years, I was very driven to pursue a career in healthcare. Through a shadowing program in my high school, I spent time shadowing a nurse, a physical therapist and a social worker. The most influential of the shadowings that I did was with our school Speech Pathologist. In her words, she was "able to improve the lives of the kids that she worked with on a daily basis" and the career was very fulfilling to her. I really liked being in the school setting with her and decided to pursue this as a career."
"I grew up with a father that was a physician and my mother was a school teacher. In hopes to get the best of both the healthcare and the educational worlds, I decided to study Speech Pathology . I feel very fortunate to have worked in the field for so long and see so many of the great developments in the field over time."