Student Profiles

Class of 2019

Kaitlyn AlvanosKaitlyn Alvanos is from Chester Springs, Pennsylvania. She graduated from the Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Kaitlyn chose JU because she wanted to get out of her comfort zone and live in a new state. She was also drawn to the intimate class size, the expertise of the faculty, and the of plethora of clinical affiliations that JU has to offer. 

 

 

 Shana AshrafShana Ashraf is from West Palm Beach, Florida. She graduated from Florida Atlantic University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a Minor in Business. She also graduated from the University of South Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Communication Science and Disorders. Shana chose to attend JU due to the variety of local network affiliates associated with the university. She expects to gain the best clinical experience possible and believes JU offered the best options for that. Shana also wanted to experience living in another city and loves that Jacksonville has a lot to offer!

 

Jesse BaldwinJesse Baldwin is from Jacksonville, Florida. She graduated from University of Central Florida with a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders and a Minor in Psychology. Jesse chose JU because she wanted to get hands on speech language pathology experience in her hometown community.

 

 

Lyndsay BarreraLyndsay Barrera is from Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. She graduated from Auburn University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Disorders. Both of Lyndsay’s parents are JU alumni, so when she heard about the graduate program, she was immediately interested. What ultimately drew Lyndsay to JU was the faculty and staff, both in the program and throughout campus, who are genuine and passionate about academics and the Jacksonville community.

 

Jenna BerthiaumeJenna Berthiaume is from Berkley, Massachusetts. She graduated from Bridgewater State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Special Education with a concentration in Communication Disorders. Jenna chose to attend JU because of the reviews she had heard about the professors’ specializations and skills. Jenna was also ecstatic with the numerous off-site affiliations available to the students for their clinical practicum experience. She is also excited to escape the cold, New England winters!

 

Kirsten BowensKirsten Bowens is from Jacksonville, Florida. She graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Kirsten chose JU because it afforded students more opportunities to gain experience in our field outside of an on-site clinic. In addition, Kirsten loved the simulation lab and felt it really made Jacksonville University unique.

 
 
 
 
Jenna BradleyJenna Bradley is from Dayton, Ohio. She graduated from the Miami University in Oxford, Ohio with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature. Jenna chose JU because of the supportive and knowledgeable faculty that she met while enrolled in the Communication Sciences and Disorders bridge program. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kristen Brunetto
Kristen Brunetto is from Coral Springs, Florida. She graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Science and Disorders. Kristen chose JU because of the wide variety of opportunities offered for our clinical practicum. She loved the idea of getting so many different experiences in just two short years. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nicole ClarkeNicole Clarke was born in Herndon, Virginia. She graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Science and Disorders. Nicole wanted to attend JU to learn from a variety of professors who are experts in our field, as she feels that it is important to learn from as many educators as possible. After researching Jacksonville University's professors, Nicole knew that she had found the right school to learn and grow from as a future Speech-Language Pathologist.
 
 
Melissa ClaytonMelissa Clayton is from Lincolnshire, Illinois. She graduated from Illinois State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Melissa chose JU because the variety of clinical settings in the area would provide the most well-rounded learning experience outside of the classroom. She hopes to explore multiple settings and populations throughout her professional career.
 
 
 
 
 Catherine DanielsCatherine Daniels is from Jacksonville, Florida. She graduated from the Florida State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders and a Minor in Childhood Development. Catherine chose JU because of the community outreach and hands on experience that our program offers. She also loved that JU is located in a major healthcare hub of the southeast, offering vast opportunities throughout the different areas of Speech Language Pathology. 
 
 
Joannie DescardesJoannie Descardes is originally from Brooklyn, New York. She graduated from the Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders and a Minor in Psychology. Joannie chose JU because of its emphasis on the practice of medical speech-language pathology. JU offers clinical hands-on experiences in various clinical placements within the Jacksonville community, and that really excited her!
 
 
 Kayla EvansKayla Evans is from East Brunswick, New Jersey. She graduated from the State University of New York College at Cortland with a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Science and Disorders. Kayla chose JU because JU provides their graduate students with ample opportunities to get involved in clinic sites throughout the city of Jacksonville. She also loved the small program feel and top-notch faculty.
 
 
 
 
 
Charlotte FaulknerCharlotte Faulkner was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida. She graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Science and Disorders. Charlotte chose to pursue her Master’s degree at JU due to the class size, off-site clinical relations, and overall experienced and personable faculty.
 
 
 
 
 
Marco GarciaMarco Garcia is from Jacksonville, Florida. He graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in French Literature and Language. Marco chose JU because of the dedication, intellectual diversity, care, and availability of the faculty. He also found the program’s options for off-site clinical experiences very appealing, as these experiences are invaluable and will serve as the foundations of Marco’s career in this diverse field.
 
 
 
Lindsey GeigerLindsey Geiger is from Tampa, Florida. She graduated from the University of South Florida with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Science and Disorders.  Lindsey chose JU because of the great off-site clinical opportunities.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kendall HannahKendall Hannah is originally from Branford, Florida.  She graduated from Northwestern Oklahoma State University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology and a Minor in Speech Language Pathology. Kendall chose JU because of the wide variety of off-site clinical practicum locations and the extensive coursework taught by distinguished professors.
 
 
 
 
 
Rachel HikeRachel Hike is originally from Jacksonville, Florida. She graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Rachel chose JU because of the many opportunities to obtain clinical experience within the Jacksonville community and the well-rounded expertise of the professors in the program.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sela HumphriesSela Humphries is from Jacksonville, Florida. She graduated from Jacksonville University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Science and Disorders. Sela chose to pursue her Master’s degree at JU because she knew she would not be just a number based on her prior undergraduate experience. The professors hold their students as their highest priority, and that the students can turn to them for support at any time.
 
 
Sara LamotheSara Lamothe from West Palm Beach, Florida. She graduated from Florida Atlantic University with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Sara chose the Speech-Language Pathology program at Jacksonville University because she appreciates the extensive and varied learning environment opportunities and that Jacksonville is a growing city that has an exceptional network of eminent healthcare resources.
 
 
 
 
 Erin LampErin Lamp is from Sebring, Florida. She graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Erin chose to pursue her Master’s degree at JU because of the valuable clinical opportunities provided in the program. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Charlotte LangfordCharlotte Langford is originally from West Bloomfield, Michigan. She graduated from Texas Christian University with a Bachelor’s degree in Speech Language Pathology. Charlotte chose to pursue her graduate education at JU because of the experienced and passionate faculty, as well as the variety of clinical placements throughout the Jacksonville area. 
 
 
 
 
Erin MarshErin Marsh is from Jacksonville, Florida. She graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Science and Disorders. Erin chose JU because of the clinical affiliations that the graduate program offered.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Michelle McWilliamsMichelle McWilliams is originally from Downingtown, Pennsylvania. She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Science and Disorders. Michelle chose JU because of the wide array of expertise and experience offered within the classroom and clinical settings; especially among special populations, which is where you will find Michelle’s true passion.
 
 
 
 
 
Wajiha MohammedWajiha Mohammed is from Dallas, Texas. She graduated from the University of Texas at Dallas with a Bachelor of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology. Wajiha chose JU because of the offsite clinical affiliations and the programs emphasis on the medical setting.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Daphnee NicoleauDaphnee Nicoleau is from West Palm Beach, Florida. She graduated from Florida Atlantic University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Linguistics. Daphnee chose JU because of the program’s emphasis on the medical track and the standards by which they hold their students.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Erin NikitasErin Nikitas, RN, BSN is from Jacksonville, Florida. She graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Science and Disorders, then went on to receive a Bachelor of Nursing degree from the University of North Florida. Erin was drawn to JU’s Master’s program because of the caliber and credentials of the faculty paired with the robust clinical opportunities in the Jacksonville community.
 
 
 
 
Erin NeuenfeldtErin Neuenfeldt is from Birmingham, Michigan. She graduated from the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and a Minor in Communication Science and Disorders. Erin chose JU because she wanted to go to a school where she could study Speech-Language Pathology with excellent professors and be a Graduate Assistant Coach for the Indoor and Beach Volleyball team at the same time. 
 
 
 
 
Halle PetersonHalle Peterson is from Rockford, Michigan. She graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a Minor in Communication Science and Disorders. Halle chose JU because of the diverse clinical opportunities and optimal location.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nicole Nelsen RotheNicole Nelsen Rothe is from Jacksonville, Florida. She graduated from Jacksonville University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Nicole chose JU because she loves the Jacksonville community. Another reason she decided to attend JU is because the students in the Speech-Language Pathology Program are placed in the community to gain practical experience instead of having an on-campus clinic.
 
 
 
 
Madeline SiscoMadeline Sisco is from Lake Mary, Florida. She graduated from the Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Science and Disorders. Madeline chose JU because of the variety of placement options the program offers. The Jacksonville area has a lot of opportunities and, by attending JU, we are able to work directly in the community!
 
 
 
 
Jessica TandlichJessica Tandlich is from Miami, Florida. She graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Science and Disorders. Jessica chose JU because our unique program allows students to do their clinical rotation in different environments. As a graduate student, this allows Jessica to get more exposure in different populations and disorders.
 
 
 
 
Johnna TreaseJohnna Trease is from Oldsmar, Florida. She graduated from the Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Science and Disorders and a Minor in Psychology. Johnna chose JU because of the diverse clinical opportunity and the expert academic faculty. She is interested in many different aspects of the SLP field and is confident that JU will allow her to experience and find what her true passion is.
 
 
 
 
Kelli WilliamsKelli Williams is from Trinity, Florida.  She graduated from the University of South Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. Kelli chose JU because she attended the Masters in Speech Pathology open house and left completely impressed. The environment created by the enthusiastic and knowledgeable professors, as well as the beautiful facilities and campus, assured Kelli that JU was the school for her.