UNC Greensboro

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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