What inspired you to become a speechie?
Growing up, I have always had a passion for helping others and empowering people. Communication is such a fundamental human right. It is really rewarding when I can assist people to improve their communication and social skills. Being a speechie allows me to empower individuals to find their voice, and by doing this, I feel so fulfilled that I’m having a positive impact on someone’s life.
Who do you like to work with?
I mainly would like to work in paediatrics with children who have complex speech and language difficulties. I would also like to work with adolescents who encounter any communication difficulties.
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My favourite speech games include Pop-Up Pirate, bubbles, I Spy and Mr. Potato Head.
I enjoy spending quality time with my family and friends, going to the movies, hiking, and trying out new restaurants. I also enjoy going to the beach and soaking up the sun!
Bachelor of Speech and Hearing Sciences Macquarie University
Masters in Speech Pathology at the University of Technology Sydney