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Minority Student Leadership Program (MSLP) Award

The MSLP is a leadership development program established for undergraduate seniors, master's students, AuD students who are enrolled in communication sciences and disorders programs, and PhD students who are pursuing a research doctoral degree. The purpose of the MSLP is

  • To recruit and retain racial/ethnic minorities that have been historically under-represented in the professions of audiology and speech-language pathology
  • To provide focused educational programming and activities to build and enhance leadership skills
  • To provide an understanding of how the association works
  • To provide an opportunity for program participants to interact with leaders in the professions of audiology, speech-language pathology, and speech, language, and hearing sciences

The 2016 application will be available March 18–May 9. Apply early! Check out the frequently asked questions to learn more. Still have questions? E-mail, or contact Melanie Johnson at or 301-296-8681.

2014 MSLP Class

Undergrad Senior

  • Angel Roopnarine, State University of New York at Fredonia
  • Cynthia Mancilla, University of Iowa
  • Khristian Curry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Renarda Williams, Eastern New Mexico University
  • Sunny Lee, New York University

First Year Masters

  • Coryfrancis Cortez, Texas A&M University-Kingsville
  • Darius Thomas, Howard University
  • Jovany Gonzalez Estrada, California State University Sacramento
  • Kellie Ileto, George Washington University
  • McKenzie Desjarlais, Washington State University
  • Napoli Oraha, Grand Valley State University
  • Natasha Arora, University of Washington

Second Year Masters

  • Anjli Lodhavia, Rush University
  • Christina Darius, William Paterson University
  • Courteney Rice, The University of Memphis
  • Devon Brunson, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
  • Jennica Enriquez, Missouri State University
  • Jesyka Thomas, North Carolina Central University
  • Joanna Bebawi, MGH Institute of Health Professions
  • Joanna Gao, University of Memphis
  • Joanna Wong, Northern Arizona University
  • Kiara Savage, Vanderbilt University
  • Quynh Dam, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • Samantha Rankin, The University of Mississippi
  • The´ Nguyen, New Mexico State University

Third Year Masters

  • Chelsea Privette, North Carolina Central University
  • Leah Diggs, South Carolina State University
  • Matthew Sandoval, Nova Southeastern University


  • Amanda Headley, Vanderbilt University
  • Arun Joshi, University of North Texas
  • David Alexander, University of South Dakota
  • Jinna Borgstrom, University of Arizona
  • Suzanne Wright, University of North Texas


  • Asako Satoh, Boston Univesity
  • Carly Maldonado, Syracuse University
  • Cornetta Mosley, University of Washington
  • Devon Dee, Howard University
  • Sharlene Wilson Ottley, Howard University
  • Suma Devanga, University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign

View previous MSLP recipients.

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