Hello everyone, 

I am your 2021-2022 NSSLHA President, I am so excited to see what this year has in store for the CSAD department here at Sac State! I hope to someday work with adult patients as an audiologist in a medical setting. A fun fact about me is I am obsessed with my dog, Sophie! Chances are she will make an appearance at one of our many events for NSSLHA this year. My goal for NSSLHA is to create a safe space for individuals to learn and explore more about our major while giving back to the community around us. 

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Vice President

Hi everyone! I am humbled by this opportunity and I am beyond excited to see where this year takes us! I hope to work in early intervention (0-3 years) and collaborate with families to ensure children find a form of communication that works best for them, as early on as possible. A fun fact about me is that I am a mom of three, with my oldest being 5! Outside of school, my family enjoys anything and everything Disney! As VP, the two goals I envision our chapter focusing on this year are forming a strong and safe partnership between us all and to give back to our community in any way possible. 



Hello! I’m so grateful to be your NSSHLA treasurer for the 2021-2022 school year! I am hoping to get into a master’s program after graduating this year, and become an SLP in a hospital. I have grown an interest in Neuroscience and would love to work with those who have traumatic brain injuries in the future. I can’t wait for the upcoming school year! 



Hey there! I'm a transfer student from a CC who sought out to do nursing but discovered my passion for SLP at the Sac State career fair! I hope to work in a hospital setting with stroke patients as well as with children with Autism. A fun fact about me is that I started a handcrafted lash company at the age of 18 years old!

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Public Relations

Hi! I run our social media accounts and make all the pretty flyers for events!I hope to work in an elementary school someday soon as an SLP. A fun fact about me: I absolutely love sushi, I love to travel, and I have a shih tzu named Paisley! 





Audiology Representative

Hey! I am the Audiology Representative for NSSLHA, and I make sure our department has information about Audiology at all times! A fun fact about me is that I LOVE amusement parks so much that this summer I visited Universal Studios 15 times!!! 


Second Bachelors Representative

Hi everyone, I am extremely grateful to be the second bachelor's representative this year and look forward to making wonderful memories with you all! I hope to someday work with adult patients in a medical setting. A fun fact about me: I absolutely love coffee and drink about 3 cups a day.


ADCSAD Coordinator

Salutations! I look forward to graduating next year and joining a master's program for speech-language pathology. My career goal is to work in a hospital setting and eventually transition to an early intervention private practice. A fun fact about me is, I love making travel itineraries! 

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Fundraiser Chair

Hello! I am the Fundraiser Chair for this year's NSSLHA Chapter! I am hoping to pursue a career as a Speech-Language Pathologist. I work with all of the amazing officers and create a variety of fundraisers and some volunteer opportunities for our cohort. Some fun facts about me are that I have a fraternal twin sister who is also in the major, and I enjoy exploring new places and trying new foods. 


Junior Liason

My name is Jade Silva and I am this year’s Junior Liaison for NSSLHA. As Junior Liaison, I am the main source of communication from NSSLHA to the Junior Cohort. In addition, I help with upcoming events and represent my cohort in NSSLHA meetings! One fun fact about me is that I grew up training as a ballet dancer! I love being on the NSSLHA board and am so humbled and grateful to be a part of the team! 


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Dr. Heather Thompson

Heather L. Thompson, PhD is an Associate Professor and coordinator for the speech-language pathology assistant program in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at California State University, Sacramento (CSUS).She is incredibly proud of the CSUS NSSLHA student leaders and looks forward to a fabulous virtual 2021-2022 year and all of the wonderful things to come!


Dr. Tonia Davis

Tonia Davis, PhD, CCC-SLP is an assistant professor at California State University – Sacramento and a licensed pediatric speech language pathologist. She received her MS and PhD from Vanderbilt University. Dr. Davis is especially interested in speech and language development of children with neurodevelopmental disabilities and multiple disabilities. She currently serves clients birth-to-three for speech, language, and feeding treatment.