- Multilingualism, Multiculturalism, Language Development, Sociolinguistics and Social Language, Articulation
- Certified Bilingual English Spanish Special Education
- Accent Modification,Apraxia of Speech,Augmentative/Alternative Communication (AAC),Bilingualism,Developmental Disorders,Fluency/Fluency Disorders,Language Disorders,Phonological Disorders,Resonance Disorders,Feeding and Swallowing,Voice Disorders
My journey as a speech pathologist started before I could remember as I have dealt with a fluency disorder, a “stutter” as it is more commonly known, for a majority of my life. I never understood why I had a communication difference compared to everyone else, but it did not stop me from eventually developing a love for languages and communicating with other cultures through travel. This passion for communication took me to get a masters degree in applied linguistics which allowed me to teach English in South Korea as well in a variety of settings in the United States (Roosevelt University, La Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, and non-profit organizations to name a few). However, my stutter was with me all this time, and many people were surprised to find out that I had one after I brought it up. They then asked if I ever had speech therapy, but I never did. I realized that I could help other individuals who have dysfluency issues or other communicative disorders through becoming a speech pathologist. After switching careers, I am so glad to have made an impact in the lives of so many individuals from the very young to the very old, and my own personal experience has developed a sense of empathy for certain situations clients might find themselves in. I look forward to helping in any way that I can as a trained speech language pathologist.
I also have many other interests outside of speech language pathology. I greatly enjoy watching (go Manchester United and Barcelona!) and playing soccer since I started when I was 7 years old. I’ve traveled to and have lived in a variety of countries. I like spending time with my family and my daughter. I also love studying languages and different cultures. I speak Spanish, functional French, functional Portuguese, and a little bit of a mix of others (Korean, Polish, Italian, and Latin for fun).