Can you tell us a bit about your educational and professional background?
I attended the University of Washington (UW) for my undergraduate degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences-Communication Disorders and graduated in 2018 from the UW with my Master’s in Medical Speech-Language Pathology.
Why did you choose to attend the University of Washington undergraduate program?
As someone who wanted to stay local while at the same time receive a great education, the UW was the perfect choice.
Did you gain research or clinical experience during the program?
Yes, I participated in the UW Speech and Hearing Sciences (SPHSC) Honor’s Research Project to gain research experience.
Can you tell us about your experience with the faculty in the program?
The UW SPHSC faculty is absolutely amazing. Not only is each teacher well versed and knowledgeable about the material they teach, but they truly care about making sure that each student is given the tools they need to succeed in their classes.
Was there a sense of community within your undergraduate cohort?
Most definitely! Within the first few weeks of the program, I felt like I had a great support system, who I could share my challenges and successes with.
What would you say are some of your biggest takeaways from this program?
One of the biggest takeaways from this program for me is that it is important to put clients/patients and their families first.
How did this program help shape your educational or career goals?
The program did a great job giving me a breath of knowledge across the varying domains of Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) and Audiology fields. I felt that I had all the information I needed to make an informed choice about my next steps towards my career.
Would you recommend this program to others?
I would definitely recommend this program to other students. The UW SPHSC undergraduate program does a phenomenal job preparing its students for graduate school and for their future careers as a Speech-Language Pathologist or Audiologist.