I have several years of experience working in preschool, elementary, and private practice settings. I've also provided supervision to graduate school clinicians. My most recent role, however, is that of an Assistant Professor at the University of Toledo in Ohio. It's a bit of a transition from so many years of being a graduate student; however, I'm loving the flexibility and creative freedom it allows! I teach graduate courses in developmental language disorders (infancy to high school), as well as a special topics seminar where I'm able to touch on a variety of important topics (e.g., writing, EBP, genetics, pharmacology).
Whether I'm teaching little pre-k kiddos or graduate students, I always strive to make my instruction as functional as possible. I enjoy coming up with creative, meaningful ways to teach new information and provide students with the opportunity to practice the skill while receiving feedback. I've become discouraged by the disconnect I sometimes observe between what we learn as SLPs in the college classroom and what actually happens in real life. My goal is to always be honest with my students and show them how to be the best clinical scientist in the midst of chaos and unpredictability! I create products that my students can learn how to use in the CLASSROOM and continue to use as a CLINICIAN!
Outstanding 1st year Master's Student, FSU College Leadership Award, FSU Outstanding Doctoral Student, FSU Graduate Student Scholarship, ASHFoundation Advancing Academic Research Careers, ASHFoundation
B.A. Speech & Hearing Science, The University of Iowa M.S. Communication Science & Disorders, Florida State University Ph.D., Communication Science & Disorders, Florida State University Graduate Certificate in Measurement and Statistics, Florida State University
In my free time, I enjoy being outdoors, volunteering in my community, riding my bike, sampling new craft beer, and traveling. I also just bought a house so I'm trying to learn how to "adult" better, do fun DIYs, and grow some fruits, veggies, and herbs in my garden.