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Hello everyone, 

I am your 2022-2023 NSSLHA President and prior 2021-2022 Junior Liason. I am very excited. to continue my time on the board and build a strong community within the Communication Sciences and Disorders major at Sacramento State. 


My goal for our NSSLHA chapter this year is to increase community engagement, create volunteer opportunities for students, and to promote legislative advocacy in the CSAD Junior and Senior cohorts. 


A little fun fact about me is that I grew up trained as a ballet dancer until I was 18 years old! I am humbled and honored to have the opportunity to be this year's president and am excited to show everyone what we have planned!




Vice President

Hi everyone! I am so excited and honored to bring new CSAD opportunities and experiences to our cohorts this year as Vice President with our wonderful board. I hope to work with elementary school children as an SLP, with particular interest in creating accessible, neurodiversity-affirming learning spaces. A fun fact about me is that I love to make and collect novelty earrings! My goal for NSSLHA this year is to continue building our CSAD community into a safe network to share resources, support, and opportunities while connecting with our community. 



I'm Rachel, Co-Treasurer for this year's NSSLHA board. I'm interested in working as a medical SLP after graduate school. A fun fact about me is that we own an old school bus that has been converted into an RV! My husband and I love to load up the kids and take it to the mountains to camp and explore. 



Hello everyone! I am one of the treasurers this year. I hope to one day work as a medical SLP and help patients in their rehabilitation journey. A fun fact about me is that I love spending time with my family and I love animals. 



Hi! I'm a transfer student from a CC. I found my passion for this field while working at schools. I hope to work with children as a SLP. I also hope to create some fun events and opportunities for my peers while on the board. Some fun facts about me is that  won 1st place in a swimming competition. I love all things Disney, I enjoy reading books and going to the movie theaters!





Audiology Representative

Hello! I am the audiology representative for NSSHLA and I make sure interested students have all information provided about the department and resources for grad school. My career goal is to become an audiologist working in pediatrics settings. Fun facts about me is I love to travel experiencing different culture and food. 


Public Relations

Hi! My name is Paige and I run all things social media. I love to travel, hang out with my dogs, and watch movies. I hope to work with kids one day but I love learning about all the populations an SLP can work with.

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Junior liason/Conference chair

My name is Janelle Dilig,  I am this year's Co-Junior Liason and Conference Chair! This is my second year at Sac State! I'm currently working as a RBT, entering this field actually introduced me to speech! My goal is to work as  pediatric-SLP specifically for early intervention. I've been working with kids for about 7 years now! In my free time, I like to discover new restaurants and cuisines, hang out with my dog,read,and binge watch reality TV. I look forward to meeting and getting to know each and everyone of you!


ADCSAD Coordinator

Hi (: I am the ADCSAD Coordinator for 2022-2023. I can't wait to work with this years CSAD students!

A fun fact about me is that I have three brothers and I love spending time with my friends and family! I also have a dog named Tobey Maguire. 


Peer Mentor

Hi there, I am the Peer Mentor Coordinator! Joining a new field at any level can be stressful. Your mentor may not have all the answers, but they'll work with you to get your questions answered or direct you to the right person. I look forward to collaborating with you all and guiding each of you towards a fulfilling career! Here are a few fun facts about me: I love to create art, paddle board and travel. My home is full of plants and my two kitties, Leo and Marcel. 


Graduate Representative

Hi, My name is Vivlin Kaur Bal, and I am your 2022-23 NSSHLA Graduate Representative! Being a previous board Member as an undergrad allowed me to create a relationship with my faculty and peers! I hope to provide that same welcoming and fun atmosphere as a Graduate student within the Speech Language Pathology program! While being an aspiring Medical SLP, you can catch me enjoying true crime docs, weightlifting, and hanging out with friends and family!


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 just graduated in the same program, and I enjoy reading books and discovering new restaurants.


Junior Liason

Hi! My name is Jillian Oliver, and Im so excited to be joining the NSSLHA board this year as a Junior Liason! I have my SLPA License, along with an A.S. in Speech-Language Pathology and an Associte Teacher Certifcate. i am hoping to be a pediatric SLP, either school-based or in a private clinic, with a focus on children with Autism. I like to spend my free time reading, crocheting, and hiking!


Second Bachelors Representative

Hello! I am the representative of the CSAD Second Bachelor's program. I earned my first bachelor's degree in child development. I plan to pursue a career as an SLP working with young children and caregivers in early intervention services. I am very excited to join the NSSHLA board this year and look forward to acting as a liaison between the CSAD undergrad and second bachelor programs. Here are some fun facts about me… I love house plants, being outdoors, spending time with family, and I have the cutest 20lb Maine Coon cat! 










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.

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