The Student Perspective

SLP Student Representatives make up the MSA and serve as student leaders and voices for their respective cohorts. They engage in community building with the department, help plan & organize social/informational events, and work with faculty and staff to advocate for student needs. SLP Student Representatives will give a student voice to department-wide initiatives regarding policy, curriculum, the student experience, and other matters that may arise. Our student representatives are consistently strong advocates for their peers and active participants in discussions. The cohort highly values the insight provided by our student leaders.

What do Student Representatives Do?

Examples of projects that past student representatives have been involved in:

  • Act as liasons between peers and department administration
  • Attend open sessions of department faculty meetings
  • Organization and running of the student-led lunch and panel at new student orientation as well as the student mentor program for incoming first year MS SLP students.
  • Provide faculty and staff student feedback regarding the academic and clinical components of the programs.
  • Advocate for and help create a Graduate Student Lounge
  • Represent the SLP students on the Graduate and Professional Student Senate (GPSS)
  • Student-led panel discussions to share clinical experiences


Current Master's Student Association (2022 - 2023)

Name Role  
Ines Juhee Sohn CoreSLP Representative  
Rachael Silva-Sohail EdSLP 21-23 Cohort Representative  
Benjamin Wright MedSLP 21-23 Cohort Representative  
Claire Sezgin EdSLP 22-24 Cohort Representative  
Jacob Bernado MedSLP 22-24 Cohort Representative  
Madeleine Quinn GPSS Senator (EdSLP)  
Olivia Kincaid GPSS Senator (MedSLP)  
Madison Copiak GPSS Liaison (EdSLP)  
Toni Lewis GPSS Liaison (MedSLP)  
Stanley Choi Student Services Liason  
Dr. Sara Kover Faculty Liason