SPHSC Alumni Stories

Our alumni have great things to say about our top-ranked programs in Speech-Language Pathology, Audiology, and Speech and Hearing Sciences. In these interviews, former graduates describe how their UW degrees prepared them for professional careers in the field of communication sciences and disorders.

Ali Dykhouse

Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.)

Ali Dykhouse graduated from the UW in 2011 with a Doctor of Audiology degree. In this interview, she discusses her experience in the program and how it has impacted her career as an audiologist at a private ear, nose and throat medical practice. Read More

Josh Olmstead

Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.)

Josh Olmstead graduated from the UW Doctor of Audiology program in 2013. He now works as a clinical audiologist at Boys Town National Research Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska. In this interview, Josh talks about how the experience in the audiology program helped prepare him for his career and led to his current job. Read More

Cristina Pappas

Master of Science in Medical Speech-Language Pathology (MedSLP)

Cristina Pappas graduated from the UW in 2011 with a Master of Science degree in Medical Speech-Language Pathology. In this interview, she talks about her clinical experience in the program and how it helped her land a career as a speech-language pathologist at Kindering, one of the three largest early intervention centers in the nation. Read More

Megan Bulger

Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology (CoreSLP)

Megan Bulger graduated from the UW in 2013 with a Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology. In this interview, she discusses how her time at UW helped her to hone her interest in pediatric patients and prepare her for a position at the Experimental Education Unit on campus. Read More

Chelsea Wright

Bachelor of Science in Speech and Hearing Sciences (B.S.)

Chelsea Wright graduated from the UW’s Postbaccalaureate program in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences. In this interview, she discusses her experience in the program and how it helped her secure a spot in the UW’s Master of Science program in Speech-Language Pathology, which is ranked third in the nation. Read More    

Katrina Ross

Bachelor of Science in Speech and Hearing Sciences (B.S.)

Katrina Ross graduated from the UW postbaccalaureate program in 2014 with a Bachelor of Science in Speech & Hearing Sciences. In this interview, she talks about her experience in the program and how it helped her discover a passion for working with people with aphasia. Katrina is currently enrolled in the Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology at Boston University. Read More