Community Member Spotlight

Emily SmithEmily Smith

Emily is a communication sciences and disorders student at California Baptist University. She currently serves as the university's NSSLHA vice president and it is her goal to work with stroke patients as well as patients with neurogenic communication disorders. 

Why does Emily participate in the ASHA Community?
I participate in the ASHA community in order to be the best SLP for my future students and patients. Speech is my passion, and learning everything I can helps me to feel confident in my profession choice. It is an honor to be a part of such a loving and passionate organization and it is one of my proudest accomplishments!

Where do you want to retire?
I would love to retire at a national park! After finishing my career as an SLP it is my dream to become a park ranger or volunteer at a national park, maybe the redwoods!

If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?
If I could learn to do anything, it would be to read sheet music and be able to play instruments. I have had three years of piano lessons as a child but it just never stuck. I have more of a math and science brain, music has never come naturally to me, but I wish it did!

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