"With the help of the Alumni Association's travel grant, in November I was able to attend the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Conference in Orlando, Fla. I traveled down with two of my classmates and we had the privilege to attend seminars, network, and continue our education in this setting. This was my first conference of this magnitude and I was in awe of how smooth the event was run considering there were thousands of people there.
We were able to attend seminars and poster sessions on a variety of topics such as cochlear implant measurements, aural rehabilitation, and how audiology and speech-language pathology interaction is critical for the best patient care. Another aspect of the conference that I was so thankful to networking with other audiology students, current audiologists, speech language pathology professionals and students and so many more incredible people. I was able to meet two audiology students who will, along with myself, be completing their 4th year externships in Washington, D.C. so we all are able to have that connection in a new city.
Overall, I am so thankful for the opportunity to attend this conference and I wouldn't have been able to financially support the travel without the help of the Alumni Association's travel grant. These memories, lessons, and connections will stay with me throughout my professional career and all I can say is thank you!"