My name is Missy and I am a speech language pathologist. I received my Bachelors in Speech Language and Hearing Sciences and Bachelors in Linguistics from the University of Colorado in May 2012 (GO BUFFS!!). I received my Masters in Speech Language Pathology from the University of Memphis in May 2014 (Go Tigers, GO!!). This is my third year working as an SLP in preschool.
My interest in speech language pathology started at a young age, as my Dad suffered from a stroke when I was 3. As a result, he has an acquired language disorder called aphasia. I grew up going to his stroke support groups and in awe of his wonderfully caring SLP. I became fascinated with languages in high school, and when I took my first linguistics and communication disorders classes sophomore year of college, I was hooked. I love that this discipline combines my love of helping others with my love of language and communication.
I had the wonderful opportunity of working in various settings with various age groups in grad school, from preschoolers to geriatrics, everywhere from schools to hospitals. I love that preschoolers are so eager to learn…they are always smiling and can brighten up the gloomiest days!
In my free time I love hiking, reading, kickboxing/lifting, and cooking. I am still working on mastering snowboarding and adopting a dog!!