Julie Leonardo
Friday, September 9, 2016

Grace Chang and Mariana Perez were selected to participate in ASHA's competitive Minority Student Leadership Program (MSLP) class of 2016. Grace and Mariana are both in their third year of the Doctor of Audiology program and are two of forty students selected from across the U.S.  As part of the MSLP, they will take part in a series of leadership-focused educational programs and activities at the ASHA Convention in Philadelphia this November.

The MSLP is a leadership development program established for undergraduate seniors, master's students, AuD students who are enrolled in communication sciences and disorders programs, and PhD students who are pursuing a research doctoral degree. The purpose of the MSLP is:

  • To recruit and retain racial/ethnic minorities that have been historically under-represented in the professions of audiology and speech-language pathology
  • To provide focused educational programming and activities to build and enhance leadership skills
  • To provide an understanding of how the association works
  • To provide an opportunity for program participants to interact with leaders in the professions of audiology, speech-language pathology, and speech, language, and hearing sciences

In addition, the MSLP offers its participants the chance to network with ASHA leaders, university faculty, and clinicians who can offer educational and career opportunities and who have continuously supported the success of the Minority Student Leadership Program. Participants will also get a chance to meet and talk to MSLP alumni as well as other young leaders. All of these networking opportunities give participants exclusive access to learn about in-demand resources to move their careers forward.

Our students are doing great things!