Hi everyone! I am an undergraduate senior in the Communication Sciences and Disorders program. My dream career path would be to pursue medical speech-language pathology and rehabilitative services because I love learning everything about the brain and the nervous system! My reason for pursuing an interest in social justice in SLP/audiology is because I am passionate about equity and reducing biases in our field. This school year I am looking forward to building a community amongst my peers at R.A.I.N.B.O.W and to finally graduating!
A quote that speaks to me is “It Always Seems Impossible Until It’s Done” by Nelson Mandela because it reminds me to stay true to myself, to be honest, and to keep going further!
Hii, everyone! I am an undergraduate senior in the CSAD program pursuing speech-language pathology. When it comes to delving into social justice within the SLP and Audiology fields, I hope to grow in both my education and advocacy as I pursue my degree. I want to emphasize providing accessible services, platforms, and spaces for diverse communities. I also think that it is very important to create culturally responsive curriculums and inclusive environments for students who are preparing for these careers and interactions. Providing representation within the field is a big goal of mine. I love to watch Korean dramas/anime and listen to good music. If anyone has recommendations, please let me know hehe ;)
“With this Yet’s magic, you can begin,
To see that you’re going -- beyond where you’ve been.”
- The Magical Yet, Book by Angela DiTerlizzi
Hi! I am currently an undergrad senior. My dream is to open a clinic that serves people who cannot afford speech services. There is a large portion of POC who are non-verbal, so they do not get as much speech therapy as somebody who isn't a POC. I am looking forward to growing my knowledge and talking more about the lack of diversity in this field.
I, myself, am made entirely of flaws, stitched together with good intentions- Augustun b.
My name is Felicitas Morales, my pronouns are she, her, her’s and I am a 4th year at Sac State. In my dream career path I see myself having my own practice working with school aged kids and continuing advocacy. My personal interests include working with kids and practicing spiritual work. Fun fact about me; I came to Sacramento once for a competition in high school and fell in love with the greenery and atmosphere. I never had to come check out the college or research much because I knew this is where I wanted to live. I would say the quote that speaks to me at the moment is
"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude." Maya Angelou.
Public Relations / Disability Liaison
Hi everyone! I am a senior in the CSAD department. I am pursuing a career as a Speech Language Pathologist. As the disability liaison and PR coordinator I hope to create a safe and inclusive space where all people can be their true authentic selves and share moments of joy.
A fun fact about me is that I love basketball! This quote speaks to me because when I was younger I struggled with not wanting to use my accommodations in a classroom because I wanted to be like everyone else.
“If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be”
- Maya Angelou
LEAH GEER ZARCHY
Hello, to share a little bit about myself, I always wanted to become a teacher of some kind. I see myself as a life-long learner! By the time I got to college, I knew I wanted to teach college-level students. My Ph.D. area of specialization is linguistics. Since joining the faculty at Sac State, my work has become broader, including work on imposter syndrome, teacher-scholarship, and most recently early childhood deaf education. I recently co-wrote an ASL curriculum for hearing families with deaf or hard-of-hearing children. My co-author is an SLP who graduated from Sac State's program! This semester I'm looking forward to teaching a new class for the first time, ASL Classifiers.
"I'm not proud to be disabled in higher ed. But I am proud to stand amongst many disabled scholars who are actively and viciously fighting to carve out space for disabled academics at all career stages." - Dr. Nicole Lee Schroeder