- M.H.S., Communication Disorders, Governors State University, 2000
- B.H.S., Communication Disorders, Governors State University, 1997
- B.S., Social Work, Loyola University, Chicago, Illinois, 1992
- Selected as the student speaker of the Commencement at Governors State University
- Co-chair at the ISHA conference in January, 2000; presented Dr. Hortencia Kayser
Ninth Annual Parent Institute Day March, 2000
Sponsored by SPEED S.E.J.A. # 802Presented “La Importancia del Desarollo del Habla en la Edad Infantil/ The Importance of Speech and Language Development in Infants” to Spanish-speaking parents and clinicians attending the conference. Discussion focused on speech and language development of infants as well as strategies to stimulate speech and language growth in infants and children. Provided participants information on signs/symptoms of possible language delays that deem further evaluation.
Family First/Early Start Literacy Program of School District #130 Spring, 2004Present in-service to Spanish-speaking parents on language development of children between birth-five years of age. Encourage active participation of parents in group discussion and role play activities to teach strategies and methods of stimulating speech, language and literacy skills in infants and children.
- Board Member of South Cook County Speech Hearing Language Association (SSHLA)
- Member of Illinois Speech Language Hearing Association (ISHA)
- Member of the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA) special interest division on Higher Education
- Member of the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA) special interest division on Multi-cultural Diversity
- Member of L'GASP: GLBT Caucus of Audiologists and Speech Language Pathologists through ASHA
- Advisory Board Member of Federal Diversity Grant Project with Dr. Sandra Mayfield at Governors State University
- Member of the Latino Center of Excellence at Governors State University
- Mentor for the Latino Center for Excellence at Governors State University