Education

Miami University of Ohio

Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology

Graduated: May 2015

GPA: 3.7


Ohio State University

Bachelor of Arts in Speech and Hearing Science

Graduated: June 2012

GPA: 3.82




Language Skills

Bilingual

Native Spanish Speaker




Professional Experience

Graduate Student Intern

Pleasant Run Middle School

(January 2015 to May 2015)


  • Provide speech and language services to students grades 6th - 8th in a school setting
  • Conduct group and individual therapy in special needs classrooms (i.e. multiple disabilities, intellectual disabilities, emotional disorders, and ASD classrooms)
  • Examine students' expressive and receptive communication skills through norm-referenced, authentic, and classroom based assessments
  • Administer personally created bilingual assessments to verify or reject suspected communication disabilities in Spanish speaking students
  • Write IEP and ETR reports based on formal and informal evaluation results and interact with parents during IEP/ETR meetings


Graduate Student Pediatric Intern

Triangle Therapy Services, LLC

(August 2014 to December 2014)


  • Provide traditional speech and language services to children ages 2 to 18 years old in a non-traditional setting
  • Utilize nature and animals to achieve clinical goals
  • Serve children with a wide variety of disorders (e.g. Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Auditory Processing Disorder,and Articulation and Language Disorders)
  • Responsible for documentation, creating activities for occupational and speech therapy sessions, advising parents on clients' progress and prognosis, designing speech therapy goals and treatment sessions
  • Assist with Hippotherapy for children receiving occupational therapy services


Graduate Student Rehabilitation Intern

The Laurels: Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

(June 2014 to August 2014)


  • Provide speech therapy services to patients in long- and short-term care in 4 different Laurels locations around the Columbus, OH area
  • Responsible for conducting speech evaluations and treatments, documentation, and counseling patients and their families
  • Serve adults with a wide variety of deficits, diseases, and impairments (e.g. dementia, aphasia, dysphagia, TBI, alcoholism, cancer, etc.)
  • Administer bedside swallowing and cognitive evaluations
  • Recommend liquid and diet modifications to promote safe swallowing for patients experiencing dysphagia


Graduate Student Clinician

Miami University Speech and Hearing Clinic

(August 2013 to May 2014)


  • Provide speech and language services to children with articulation and expressive/receptive language disorders
  • Provide evidence-based treatment to adults with aphasia, dementia, attention deficits, and pragmatic issues




Work Experience

Graduate Assistant

Miami University Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology

(August 2013 to May 2015)


  • Graduate teaching assistant for undergraduate speech pathology courses (e.g. Introduction to Communication Disorders, Phonetics, and Theories of Language Development)
  • Assist with research experimentation and data collection on vowel goodness and intelligibility in non-native English speakers under Dr. A. Franklin, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
  • Assist audiologists with fixing donated hearing aids and setting-up the Listening and Communication Enhancement (LACE) program for audiology patients


Research Coordinator for the EDEN (Early Diagnosis in Ears of Newborns) Study

Cincinnati Children's Hospital

(June 2012 to June 2013)


  • Assist with diagnostic hearing assessments such as Otoacoustic Emissions, Wideband Acoustic Test Battery, and the Auditory Brainstem Response
  • Call, schedule, and register families with children between 1 and 14 months of age and track each patient through the completion of the study
  • Responsible for managing all data entry gathered during appointments
  • Responsible for the consent process of the study
  • In charge of the study reimbursements, ordering new ear tips, and preparing the audiology booths for each patient


Research Assistant for the College of Education and Human Ecology

Schoenbaum Family Center at Weinland Park

(March 2010 to June 2012)


  • Manage data entry of federally-funded child literacy program
  • Train volunteers on assessments and curriculum
  • Test pre-school children on language acquisition, phonology, rhyming, and alliteration, and administer several language assessments such as the CELF-Pre and PPVT
  • Produce infant-directed intervention books to assess level of subjects' language acquisition


Spanish Medical Interpreter

Vocalink Language Services

(June 2011 to June 2012)


  • Provide English/Spanish interpretations between health-care providers and patients
  • Translate medical documents for patients
  • Assure that content is kept confidential and that the patient understands the content of the appointment




Honors and Activities

  • Graduate Assistantship, Miami University Speech Pathology and Audiology Dept

    (August 2013 - May 2015)

  • National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA) member

    (Spring 2009-May 2015)

  • Community Service Chair for NSSLHA

    (August 2014 - May 2015)

  • Magna Cum Laude

    (June 2012)

  • Recipient of the OMA Excellence Scholarship

    (August 2008)

  • Dean's List

    (All quarters of undergraduate studies)

  • Published Prose in Ether Arts Magazine

    (April 2012)

  • American Language Program

    (August 2009-June 2010)





Volunteer Experience

  • Special Olympics: Young Athletes (SOYA) of Preble County

    (January 2015 - May 2015)

  • Community Adult Day Service of Oxford, OH

    (January 2014 - May 2015)

  • Schoenbaum Family Center, Columbus, OH

    (August 2009-March 2010)

  • Faith Mission of Ohio

    (August 2010-December 2011)

  • Regent Care Center, Laredo, TX

    (Summer 2010, 2011, 2013)