UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls
How did you choose your major?
It's kind of a funny story. I love clothes and fashion. I was reading a fashion magazine in high school and one of the women in the pictures was talking about her outfit. The magazine listed what she did for a living as "speech pathologist." I was curious and did some research. I liked the field and it sounded interesting, so I completed several job shadows with local speech language pathologists while in high school.
What do you love about it?
I love the field because it's very diverse. You can gain your competencies in any area, you can work in many different settings and you have the added bonus of job security. Regardless of where you want to work or what you want to do in the field, each step along the way you are helping others and making a huge difference in their lives. I love that about this field.
What is living in River Falls like?
I love the little shops downtown. You can find really amazing, unique things that fit in a college budget. I also love Bo's 'N Mine, as well as Emma's Bar and Shooter's Pub. They're fun places to hang out with friends and have a drink (once you are of age).
What's your favorite place on campus?
As a runner, my favorite places are trails that surround campus. There are many little bridges and paths, and I have run countless miles on all of them. It's a great way to keep fit while shaking off the "study blues."
What goals do you have in the future?
I'd like to work with adults and geriatric populations in a nursing home or a VA Hospital setting. I hope to gain further experience and competencies in other areas, and go back to school to obtain my Ph.D. before I turn 30. I'll continue to work in the field and hopefully do research. Ultimately, I would like to teach and do research at the university level.
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