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Desi Smith

BRIEF BIO Desi Smith is a doctoral student and a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders and a Master of Arts in Speech Language Pathology from the University of North Carolina Greensboro. She has spent her eight years of professional practice in … Continued

Inga Siler


BRIEF BIO Inga Siler is a doctoral student and a licensed speech-language pathologist. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Speech and Hearing Science from the University of Iowa and a Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Western Illinois University. Additionally, she completed a reading certification program … Continued

Karen Nix


BRIEF BIO Karen Nix is a doctoral student and licensed Speech-Language Pathologist. She has a bachelor’s degree in Communication Disorders from Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas and a master’s degree from the University of Texas at Dallas. She worked for 16 years with children ages birth to 18. She … Continued

Kate Kelleher

BRIEF BIO Kate Kelleher is a doctoral student and licensed Speech Language Pathologist. She has a bachelor of science and a master of art in Communication Disorders from Appalachian State University. She is currently living in Asheville, NC and teaching full-time at Western Carolina University. Over her 15 year career, … Continued

Emily Hamuka


BRIEF BIO Emily Hamuka is a 4th year doctoral student. She is a North Carolina licensed Speech Language Pathologist and Clinical Educator. Before working as a clinical educator, she practiced in the public schools, private practice, and outpatient settings working with children with speech and language disorders. She earned her … Continued

Marise Fernandes


Brief Bio Marise Fernandes, is a Speech and Language Therapist (originally from Goa, India) who received her Bachelors in Speech and Language Pathology from Manchester Metropolitan University in England.  She has lived and worked in the UK, Fiji, Philippines, India and Uganda. She is a Doctoral Candidate in the CSD … Continued

Allison Coltisor


BRIEF BIO Allison Coltisor, Au.D., CCC-A is a first year Ph.D. student in Audiology with a focus on traumatic brain injury clinical care and best practices under the supervision of Dr. Denise Tucker. Dr. Coltisor presently works as a clinical audiologist in a private practice setting specializing in adult and … Continued

Kimberline Clark


BRIEF BIO Kimberline Clark is a doctoral student and licensed Speech Language Pathologist. She has practiced in public schools, private practice, and early intervention for over 17 years. Kimberline has worked diligently to improve the communication needs of children diagnosed with speech and language disorders, as well as children vulnerable … Continued

Krisi Brackett


BRIEF BIO Krisi Brackett is a doctoral student and licensed Speech-Language Pathologist. She has a bachelor’s degree in Telecommunications from Indiana University in Bloomington, IN and a master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from UNC-Chapel Hill. She has specialized for over 25 years in pediatric feeding and dysphagia. She currently works … Continued

Featured Alumni: Dionne Anderson

Dionne Anderson, CSD Alumna Class of 2015

When I graduated from UNCG in 2015, I never imagined that I would be working in the trenches on the frontlines of a global pandemic. However, that is exactly where I am today. And while this work is exhausting and often sad, I am beyond grateful that my UNCG education and 6 years of experience working at Atrium Healthcare in Charlotte, NC has prepared me for this moment. The media may allude 2020 as the year of nurses and respiratory therapists, but us Speech Language Pathologists are a valued member of every medical team and have our role to play as well.