Meet Our Students: Katie P.

Katie P. Hometown: Menomonee Falls, WI

Majors: Speech Pathology and Audiology

Minors: Psychology & Family Studies

Expected graduation year: May 2024

Involvement: National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSHLA), the Summer Research Program with Dr. Delaney, College of Health Science Ambassador, Volunteer in the MUSHC, Secondary Clinician in MUSHC, Alpha Chi Omega soroity

Career goals: Once I attain my Masters, I would love to work in the speech pathology clinic in a children's hospital, which is why I now volunteer at Children's Wisconsin. I also would love to work in a school. Overall, my goal is to help children develop to be the best they can be, wherever that would be.

Why did you choose the College of Health Sciences at Marquette? I had already known since I was little that I wanted to attend Marquette. I grew up near Marquette, and my family has been fans all my life. I applied to Marquette in Business but ended up switching to Speech Pathology a little before my freshman year started, after I had a heart to heart with my sister and she explained why Speech Pathology would be a great fit for me.

How did you pick your major/program? Like stated above, it was brought to my attention by my sister that this field would be perfect for me. It is a mixture of being a teacher, and being a healer, two things I would feel extremely rewarded from. Ever since then, I never looked back, and I have enjoyed every minute of the college I chose.

What is your favorite spot on campus? I love studying outside in front of the AMU. My friends and I grab a drink from the Brew, set up a picnic blanket outside, and will sit there for hours just talking and finishing our work for the day. Some of my best Marquette memories were created there. 

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