Beyond the financial support, the Fannie B Bailey Scholarship Foundation provided many words of encouragement and numerous prayers of success. I applied for the scholarship funds and received the support, encouragement, and prayers throughout my journey as an undergraduate and graduate student.
In 2003, I received a Masters of Arts degree in Communicative Disorders. I began my career as a Speech-Language Pathologist where I provided assessment and intervention services to children and adolescents who have challenges with their communication skills.
Throughout my career, I have worked with children as young as 18 months old through adults with wisdom that expands to 99 years within the public schools, charter schools, private practice, and skilled nursing home settings. I enjoy going to middle schools and high schools to educate them on this career option to encourage more diversity within this profession.
I have mentored and supervised several student clinicians preparing them for their role as a professional SLP. Currently, I am pursuing a Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Science where I am researching the social communication of Autistic Adults. I do not know how God will use me next in my journey, but I pray that he will continue to provide me with the heart of service.
During my academic journey, I always knew that I had a tribe of prayer warriors that helped to get through it all. I whole-heartedly believe that the prayers, encouragement, and financial support from the Fannie B Bailey Scholarship Foundation contributed to my success and overall well-being. I am beyond grateful for this foundation and God’s grace during my journey.”