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Speech-Language Pathologist

Washington, DC
May 20, 2020

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The George Washington University — Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology, May 2018

Honors: Joan Roddy Regnell Endowment Fellowship

Duke University — Bachelor of Arts in English with a minor in Women’s Studies, May 2010

Honors: High Distinction in Creative Writing


ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence #14344495

Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist, State of Virginia #220-***-**** (exp 6/30/2021)

Early Intervention Certification

Current reciprocity with District of Columbia due to public health crisis, license application in process

State of Maryland license, paperwork in process


District Speech & Language, Washington, DC

Speech-Language Pathologist, 10/2019 — 12/2019

Clinical Fellow, 10/2018 – 10/2019

Evaluation & treatment of all outpatient speech, language, voice, swallowing, and cognitive delays/disorders across lifespan (18 months – 75 years)

Specialized working with transgender clients on voice congruency with gender identity

Trained in The Hanen Program, It Takes Two To Talk for Early Intervention

Made home visits—in family homes and preschools—for EI clients for holistic, functional treatment plans

Provided dual language therapy to Spanish-speaking EI clients

Capitol Kids Therapy, Washington, DC

Clinical Fellow, 08/2018 – 05/2019

Evaluation & treatment of speech, language, cognitive delays/disorders for elementary school students at Harmony Public Charter School

Participated in IEP meetings, wrote functional goals for progress reports & IEP’s

Collaborated with special education staff and classroom teachers

Head Injury Rehabilitation & Referral Services (HIRRS), Rockville, MD

Graduate Intern, 01/2018 – 04/2018

Evaluation and treatment of medically stable individuals with traumatic brain injuries, stroke, developmental disabilities, and other neurological challenges

Led three groups per week: speech, reading strategies, and listening strategies

Administration and scoring of Woodcock-Johnson IV

T.C. Williams High School, Alexandria City Public Schools, Alexandria, VA

Graduate Intern, 08/2017 – 12/2017

Evaluation and treatment of caseload of 80 high school students in public school setting; students included those with autism spectrum disorder, specific language impairment, intellectual disability, Down syndrome, fluency disorder, articulation disorder, and other speech/language deficits in both special and general education classrooms

Wrote evaluation reports and progress reports

Presented findings of reports and treatment recommendations at IEP meetings

Consulted and collaborated with special and general education teachers and paraprofessionals

The George Washington University Speech and Hearing Center, Washington, DC

Graduate Clinician, 08/2016 – 04/2018

Developed clinical competence during four-month rotations through the following sub-clinics:

Accent Modification & Literacy, Audiology, Voice Disorders, Pediatric Speech and Language Disorders, Neurological Communicative Disorders, Fluency, Speech-Motor Disorders, Aural Rehabilitation


Transgender Voice Lab, 08/2016 – 04/2018

Developed educational materials and led free community workshop for transgender women seeking vocal feminization services; analyzed qualitative findings from follow-up phone calls two weeks after the workshop

Assisted with qualitative research study on access and barriers to voice therapy services for transgender minority individuals; provided information to participants, performed transcriptions of focus groups, identified major themes in transcripts


Forrester, D., Davis, K. (2018) Making the Most of the Internship: Two Perspectives. Speech and Hearing Association of Virginia (SHAV) Conference.

Giegerich, A., Davis, K., Griffiths, S., & Hancock, A. (2018). Community partners facilitate access to voice and communication services for Transgender and Gender- Diverse People. GW Research Day. Washington, D.C.

Yazdani, D., Downs, S., Giegerich, A., Davis, K., Chessher, E., Griffiths, S., Ferguson, M., & Hancock, A. (2018). Access and barriers to gender-affirming voice and communication services: A focus on the communities multiply marginalized. GW Research Day. Washington, D.C.

Downs, S., Giegerich, A., Davis, K., Yazdani, D., Chessher, E., Ferguson, M. & Hancock, A. (2017) Access to Voice and Communication Services for Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming People of Color. GW Research Day. Washington, D.C.


Las Obras Sociales Del San Hermano Pedro, Antigua, Guatemala, 10/2015

Accompanied Dr. Nancy Colodny, CCC-SLP, expert on swallowing disorders, who provided training on feeding medically fragile children to hospital staff


Education First (EF) International Language Center, Washington, DC, 07/2015 – 07/2016

Designed and taught intermediate-advanced ESL classes to high school-aged students from foreign countries

McLean A+ Academy, McLean, VA, 06/2015 – 12/2015

Provided one-on-one instruction for students (elementary through high school) to improve critical reading, essay writing, and narrative writing skills

Devised individualized standardized testing strategies for high school students taking the SAT and ACT

Albemarle County Schools, Charlottesville, VA, 01/2013 – 05/2013

Substitute teaching in elementary, middle, and high school classrooms of all subjects

Congregation Beth Israel, Charlottesville, VA, 02/2013 – 05/2013

As teacher’s assistant, engaged pre-school children in play-based learning activities

Enlightened Learning, St. Petersburg, FL, 03/2011 – 07/2012

Worked with individual students, including some with learning disabilities, on SAT/ACT test-taking skills, developed strategies that met each student’s strengths and challenges

Covered high school and middle school subjects, including Algebra, Geometry, Chemistry, Biology, History, and English


Languages: Proficient Spanish, Basic Italian

Hobbies: I’m a Zumba instructor, as well as an active reader, creative writer, and mental health advocate.

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