I have been a practicing speech-language pathologist for the past 7 years. (My first career was in television and film production.) Currently, I work with students ages 2 through 25 years of age both in the clinical setting and privately.
Prior to working in these settings, I interned and worked in the public schools. During this time, I had the opportunity to work with early childhood, elementary, and high-school-aged students. I have worked in several bilingual schools as well as in a self-contained classroom for the severely handicapped. I served as the fluency consultant for my school district my last two years in this setting.
For the past 5 years, I have directly trained and supervised roughly 45 undergraduate and graduate-level clinicians per year. In addition, I provide workshops and seminars for school-based speech pathologists in the area of fluency disorders.
I am a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), the Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Association (TSHA), and the National Stuttering Association (NSA). I am currently serving as the Task Force Chair for Fluency Eligibility for TSHA and am a member of Special Interest Division 4 of ASHA.
As far as awards, I was recognized by Outstanding College Students of America while still at UT and recently received the Award for Continuing Education (ACE) from ASHA, and the TSHA Certificate of Appreciation For Outstanding and Dedicated Service.