American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Minority Student Leadership Program Past Recipients

The purpose of the Minority Student Leadership Program (MSLP) is to recruit and retain racial/ethnic minorities that have been historically under-represented in the professions. MSLP participants gain focused educational programming and activities that build and enhance leadership skills, an understanding of how the association works and an opportunity to interact with leaders in the professions of audiology, speech-language pathology, and speech, language, and hearing sciences.

2012 Class

Undergraduate Senior

  • Alysia Olvera, Elmhurst College
  • Davonna Lowe, San Diego State University
  • Isabella Ting-Wen Liu, Fontbonne University
  • Joshuaa Allison-Burbank, University of New Mexico
  • Rachel Casey, Purdue University

First-Year Masters

  • Dalan Gore, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
  • David Sampson, Valdosta State University
  • Jessica Onanian, San Diego State University
  • Kenay Sudler, Teachers College, Columbia University
  • Sonia Mehta, Northern Arizona University
  • Veronique Webber, Armstrong Atlantic State University

Second and Third Year Masters

  • Aja Johnson, Governors State University
  • Andrea Hernandez, George Washington University
  • Camille Walton, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Ebony Glover, South Carolina State University
  • Gabriela Villaneda, University of Texas at El Paso
  • Heidi Young Kim, California State University, Long Beach
  • Jarin Hawkins, Howard University
  • Kelli Uitenham, North Carolina Central University
  • Monica Echeverry, University of Central Florida
  • Nicole Campbell, Marshall University
  • Noel Shafi, SUNY University at Buffalo
  • Samantha Robinson, North Carolina Central University
  • Timothy Huang, St. Cloud State University
  • Vanessa Stevenson, South Carolina State University
  • Vivian Chang, Northwestern University

AuD

  • Nia McGill, Louisiana Tech University

PhD

  • Hugo Segura, Utah State University
  • Kai-Mei Chen, Wichita State University
  • Mario Landera, Nova Southeastern University
  • Trianna Oglivie, University of Arizona

2010 Class

Undergraduate Senior

  • Adrian Ramirez, Texas A&M University, Kingsville
  • Anna-Alyse Tellez, University of Arizona
  • Anthony Zepeda, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign
  • April Anderson, Louisiana State University
  • Faith Purnell, Portland State University
  • Khadra Haro, Washington State University

First-Year Masters

  • Jessica Wilcoxson, Calvin College
  • Melissa Boone, Marquette University
  • Sarah Panjwani, University of Houston
  • Vanessa Rodriguez, University of Rhode Island
  • Yvonne Katsuyama, California State University–Sacramento

Second and Third Year Masters

  • Ana Garay, California State University, Long Beach
  • Anastasia Johnson, Kean University
  • Cameron McCurty, Nazareth College
  • Candice Greenwood, California State University, Long Beach
  • Cherina Williams, University of West Georgia
  • Christine Williams, Vanderbilt University
  • Gernise Dixon, Governors State University
  • Hingkui John Lee, Kean University
  • Irene Duong, University of Minnesota
  • Jacqueline Ortiz, California State University, Los Angeles
  • Jessica Gutierrez, University of Redlands
  • Norma Gonzalez, University of the Pacific
  • Reyna Hernandez, Texas Woman's University
  • Xigrid Soto, University of South Florida
  • Youngmee Hahn, Syracuse University

AuD

  • Abdullah Jamos, Missouri State University
  • Ilia Fong, Gallaudet University
  • Kristi Anderson, Louisiana Tech University
  • Patricia Mazzullo, CUNY Graduate Center

PhD

  • Gayatri Ram,Ohio University
  • Jongmin Jung, Purdue University
  • Sofia Souto, Indiana University

2008 Class

Undergraduate Senior

  • Aileen Grant, California State University, Fullerton
  • Alethea Chamberlin, California State University, Sacramento
  • Christy Huynh, Texas Christian University
  • Maria Farris, Utah State University
  • QuaSheba Jones, University of Memphis
  • Selena Galaviz, Washington State University
  • Serena Singh, University of Arizona

First-Year Masters

  • Carla Ochoa, San Francisco State University
  • Elizabeth Guerrini, California State University, Long Beach
  • Fernan Tolentino, California State University, Sacramento
  • Joyce Huh, Teachers College, Columbia University
  • Lyndi Emoto, University of Illinois
  • Mileen Woods, University of North Carolina, Greensboro
  • Tyra Oliver, North Carolina Central University

Second and Third-Year Masters

  • Alisha Sanchez, University of Northern Iowa
  • Ashley Wiley, San Jose State University
  • Danielle Corneille, Medical University of South Carolina
  • Diana Sanchez, Long Island University, Brooklyn
  • Elizabeth Oommen, Ohio University
  • Felicia Conlan, California State University, Northridge
  • Iris Lee, Boston University
  • Josefine Garcia, University of New Hampshire, Durham
  • María Quintero, University of Florida
  • Mariza Rosales, University of Kansas
  • Marycarmen Rosales, California State University, Chico
  • Meijie Chen, Purdue University
  • Sara Neff, University of Minnesota, Duluth
  • Sarah Ross, Portland State University

AuD

  • Aileen Wong, University of Arizona
  • Angie Jaboin, Adelphi University
  • Artice Weston Jr, University of Illinois, Urbana–Champaign
  • Chester Charles III, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
  • Robert Chang, University of Wisconsin, Madison

PhD

  • Alayna Townsend, Howard University
  • Danielle Hayes, University of Cincinnati
  • Kara Medeiros, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
  • Lindsay Meyer, Louisiana State University
  • Lucía Méndez, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • Miguelina Zapata, Howard University
  • Nayda Torres-Soto, Howard University

2006 Class

Undergraduate Senior

  • Deirdre Maybank, South Carolina State University
  • Diana Armas, University of Florida
  • Jason Simon, CUNY, Brooklyn College
  • Jin Ho Kang, Illinois State University
  • Keena James, Hampton University
  • Krista Roper, University of Colorado, Boulder

First-Year Masters

  • Alicia Brooks, University of Mississippi
  • Barbara Fernandes, Texas Christian University
  • Chi Smith, University of Tulsa
  • Daphnee Momperousse, Mercy College
  • Maria Franca, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
  • Shanita Ebere, Western Illinois University

Second-Year Masters

  • Angela Robinson, Northern Arizona University
  • Dania Batt, East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania
  • Doanne Ward, North Carolina Central University
  • Erica Wrenn, James Madison University
  • Jamie Bailey, Fontbonne University
  • Jamie Fisher, University of Cincinnati
  • Johnnie Wilson, University of Mississippi
  • Jonise Cromartie, North Carolina Central University
  • Karrie Streeter, Central Michigan University
  • Marta Plazola, Washington State University
  • Puja Goel, Northwestern University
  • Regina Jackson, University of South Carolina
  • Seles Gadson, Towson University
  • Sharonda Turner, University of Mississippi
  • Steven Jackson, North Carolina Central University
  • Timberly Wannamaker, South Carolina State University
  • Uchenna Udobi, Lamar University

AuD

  • Elizabeth Eskridge, Northwestern University

PhD

  • Alisha Richmond, Florida State University
  • Beula Magimairaj, Ohio University, Athens
  • Fei Luo, SUNY at Buffalo
  • Jee Eun Sung, University of Pittsburgh
  • Jessica Sullivan, University of Texas, Dallas
  • Kia Johnson, Vanderbilt University
  • Kyounghwa Kwon, University of Memphis
  • Leila Evans, Florida State University
  • Raul Prezas, Wichita State University

2004 Class

Undergraduate Senior

  • Kellie Ingram, The Ohio State University
  • Norma Villegas, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

First-Year Masters

  • Jairus-Joaquin Matthews, Miami University
  • Janet Hobson, University of Washington
  • Melody Kessinger, Southwest Missouri State University
  • Natalie Wright, SUNY, Albany
  • Saynarone Loupa Inthanam, Nova Southeastern University
  • Sharese Green, The College of New Jersey
  • Tricia Aragon, University of New Mexico
  • Vanessa Gonzales, Saint Louis University

Second-Year Masters

  • Angelique Torres, University of Kansas
  • Avani Shah, North Carolina Central University
  • Bridgett Sherron, Howard University
  • Celeste Montgomery, MGH Institute of Health Professions
  • Deanna Nagai, University of Arizona
  • Dene Brown, Marquette University
  • Janelle James, Hunter College, CUNY
  • Kimberly Jenkins, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • Kimmerly Harrell, University of Mississippi
  • Monique Aspinall, Teachers College, Columbia University
  • Pooja Aggarwal, Teachers College, Columbia University
  • Rosa Gutierrez Moore, University of Kansas
  • Susha Verghese, University of Central Florida
  • Taazim Jessa, University of Minnesota
  • Tisha Verghese, University of South Carolina
  • Valerie McDowell, Hampton University
  • Warrick McZeke, North Carolina Central University

AuD

  • Candace Kukino, University of Washington
  • Diane Martinez, University of North Texas
  • Natalye Faison, Gallaudet University

2002 Class

Undergraduate Senior

  • April Lane, Austin State University
  • Gabriella Perez, Fresno State University
  • Grace Escamilla, Indiana-Purdue University
  • Janine Peters, Georgia State University

First-Year Masters

  • April Gibbs, University of North Carolina, Greensboro
  • Beulah Brawner, Western Carolina University
  • Crystal Miyake, Portland State University
  • Danielle Ximello, Witchita State University
  • Jennifer Brown, University of Louisiana
  • Katricia Collins, Texas Tech University
  • Kelmira Latham, East Carolina University
  • Marisa White, Hampton University
  • Miriam Limon, University of Texas, Pan America
  • Miquel Montiel, University of New Mexico
  • Natashi Williams, University of North Carolina, Greensboro
  • Yesenia Rosado, University of Texas, Pan America
  • Zaire Durant-Young, George Washington University

Second-Year Masters

  • Jessica Evans, Ohio State University
  • Jessica Paz, University of Central Florida
  • Karen Le, University of Connecticut
  • Katandria Johnson, Texas Christian University
  • Lynise Seymour, Long Island University
  • Melissa Handy, Southeastern Louisiana University
  • Michelle Coman, University of Virginia
  • Natalie Parra, Mercy College
  • Tasneem Talib, Purdue University
  • Tomoko Nakamizo, California State University, Long Beach
  • Verlancia Millet, University of Memphis
  • Post-Baccalaureate Doctoral
  • Anne Graham, Northwestern University
  • Emma Garcia, California State University, Los Angeles

2000 Class

Undergraduate Senior

  • Angela Brown, Shaw University
  • Giang Tang, University of Illinois, Urbana–Champaign
  • Ginna Rojas-Wilson, California State University, Sacramento
  • Yolanda Blade, Indiana State University

First-Year Masters

  • Cheryl Tom, University of the Pacific
  • Jayanthi Sasisekaran, University of Toronto
  • Jeannette Lopez, Western Carolina University
  • Jennifer Stanton, Southwest Missouri State University
  • LaTricia Burns, Wayne State University
  • Marie Rodriguez, University of Redlands
  • Melinda Torres, Texas Women’s University
  • Messina Partridge, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville
  • Shontaye Jeffrey-Glover, William Paterson University
  • Stacey Walker, University of Central Oklahoma
  • Veronica Pimentel, Purdue University

Second and Third Year Masters

  • Demetria Jackson, University of Maryland, College Park
  • Elena LeBlanc, Louisiana Tech University
  • Elgustus Polite, Purdue University
  • Elva Caballero, New Mexico State University
  • Irene Parocua, California State University, Northridge
  • Ivan Mejia, University of Houston
  • Keica Robinson, University of Maryland, College Park
  • Kian Chuan Chua, San Francisco State University
  • Liza Sanchez, University of Texas, Austin
  • Lorna Barangan, California State University, Long Beach
  • Maya Kobayashi, MGH Institute of Health Professions
  • Salma Abounadi, MGH Institute of Health Professions
  • Tahisha Bishop, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Post-Baccalaureate Doctoral

  • Latonia Bridges, University of South Alabama
  • Ricardo Gauthier, University of Florida

2011 Class

Undergraduate Senior

  • Bonnie Jang, Temple University
  • Christina Resolus, Valdosta State University
  • Reyhaneh Rajabzadeh, San Francisco State University
  • Sophia Gil, Iona College
  • Stephanie Onuoha, Case Western Reserve University

First-Year Masters

  • Alexandria Green, California State University, Fullerton
  • Elena Chong, Calvin College
  • Elizabeth Cristani, California State University, Fullerton
  • Thach "Scott" Luong, University of Redlands
  • Vanessa Hardin, University of Cincinnati

Second and Third Year Masters

  • Alisha Gandhi, Teachers College, Columbia University
  • Amalia Hernandez, California State University, Northridge
  • Arlene Liu, Northwestern University
  • Brittney Nesch, University of Central Florida
  • Christie Fox, Northern Illinois University
  • Felicidad Garcia, Teachers College, Columbia University
  • Jessica Chiew, MGH Institute of Health Professions
  • Jonet Artis, North Carolina Central University
  • Krishyra Williams, North Carolina Central University
  • Michelle Cardona, University of Central Florida
  • Natalie Chan, Syracuse University
  • Ronica Reid, Western Carolina University
  • Tiffany Luong, California State University, Los Angeles
  • Victoria Flores, New Mexico State University

AuD

  • Amy Nelloms, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign
  • Claudyne Vielot, CUNY Graduate Center
  • Homira Osman, University of Washington

PhD

  • Hyejin Park, University of Tennessee
  • Javad Anjum, Ohio University
  • Karen Davis, University of Central Florida
  • Mirza Lugo-Neris, The University of Texas at Austin
  • Naveen Nagaraj, Ohio University

2009 Class

Undergraduate Senior

  • Courtney Steele, South Carolina State University
  • Jade Hicks, Truman State University
  • Keila Gutierrez, University of Arizona
  • Shemariah Farmer, South Carolina State University

First-Year Masters

  • Ashley Treadwell, San Francisco State University
  • Carla Clark, University of Texas in Dallas
  • Gabrielle Gardner, Marshall University
  • Jennifer R. Myers, Bowling Green State University
  • Samara Pearson, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Tamika Reynold, Emerson College
  • Tiffany Jones, Florida State University

Second-Year Masters

  • Ayesha White, North Carolina Central University
  • Candice Jamia Adams, Harding University
  • Crystle Alavez, Northern Arizona University
  • Elizabeth Rui Motoyoshi, University of Minnesota
  • GaBriana King, University of North Carolina Greensboro
  • Grace Liu, SUNY at Buffalo
  • Natasha "Nicole" Dukes, University of Montevallo
  • Ranita Anderson, The Ohio State University
  • Terence Moy, Hunter College
  • Thelma Acquaah-Harrison, Vanderbilt University
  • Veronica Lozano, Wichita State University

Third-Year Masters

  • Emily Chin, San Francisco State University
  • Mabel Lam, Nova Southeastern University
  • Entry-Level Doctorate
  • Alaaeldin Elsayed, Missouri State University
  • Fadi Najem, Missouri State University
  • Jason Thomas, University of Illinois, Urbana–Champaign

PhD

  • Abdul Mukati, Howard University
  • Jagadeesh Rajagopalan, Wichita State University
  • Monica Sampson, University of Maryland, College Park

2007 Class

Undergraduate Senior

  • Dorothy Yang, University of Pittsburgh
  • Katonia Barnes, Armstrong Atlantic State University
  • Tiffany Taliaferro, Towson University
  • Vidhi Sanghavi, Indiana University

First-Year Masters

  • Caroline Lee, California State University, Sacramento
  • Casey Talianchich, University of Texas, Austin
  • Claudia Undurraga, Radford University
  • Colette Lantelme, North Carolina Central University
  • Dianamari Castillo-Ruiz, Purdue University
  • Jamila Foreman, North Carolina Central University
  • Katheriine Mouton, Lamar University
  • Oluwatoyin Mayaki, Howard University
  • Rose Johnson, Baylor University
  • Tanya Freeman, New York University
  • Tejwatie Sohan, Queens College
  • Tracy Conner, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Second-Year Masters

  • Aundra Gause, North Carolina Central University
  • Crystal Christophe, University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • Damany Phifer, University of Central Florida
  • Krista Fong, California State University
  • Kyle Greene-Pendleton, Southern Connecticut State University
  • Lanese Harewood, William Paterson University
  • Lanolin Trower, Kean University
  • Susan Yao, San Francisco State University
  • Tamatha Whitlock, Lamar University
  • Urbano Rios, Northern Arizona University

AuD

  • Ahmad Alexander, Louisiana Tech University
  • Frecedes Letcher, University of Arkansas, Little Rock

PhD

  • Danai Kasambira, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • HeeCheong Chon, Univ. of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Hua Ou, University of Iowa
  • Jamila Minga, University of North Carolina, Greensboro
  • KyoungYuel Lim, University of Pittsburgh
  • Meng-Ju Tsai, Wichita State University
  • Minn-Nyoung Yoon, University of Toronto
  • Monique Mills, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Ramya Konnai, Bowling Green State University
  • Twyla Perryman, University of North Carolin, Chapel Hill

2005 Class

Undergraduate Senior

  • Lakeisha Cooper, South Carolina State University
  • Mandy Velasquez, Texas Christian University
  • Mollie Leek, Southwest Missouri State University
  • Jane Adams, Ohio State University
  • Teresa Estrada, Southern Illinois University

First-Year Masters

  • Adrienne Jones, University of South Carolina
  • Archie Harmon, University of Central Florida
  • Crystal Gomez, University of Virginia
  • Hitasha Mitera, California State University, Sacramento
  • Katie Ngyuen, California State University, Sacramento
  • Maria Guerrero, California State University, Hayward
  • Natalie Agosto, Teachers College, Columbia University
  • Rachel Hogue, University of Florida
  • Shehnaz Lalani, University of Texas, Dallas
  • Zelda Pusey, University of Colorado, Boulder

Second-Year Masters

  • Amy Humphries, Saint Louis University
  • Celeste Parker, University of Northern Iowa
  • Monica De Avila, Texas Women's University
  • George Castle, Teachers College, Columbia University
  • Keshell Gray, University of Mississippi
  • Miaoling Huang, Teachers College, Columbia University
  • Miaya Wright, University of Houston
  • Michelle Troche, University of Florida
  • Sylvia Ramos, Stephen F. Austin State University
  • Zishan Hasham, University of Central Florida

AuD

  • Deanene Berry, Bloomsburg University
  • Julie Martinez Verhoff, University of Texas
  • Yoko Ishi, University of Washington

PhD

  • Nicole Yee-key Li, University of Pittsburgh
  • Shinying Chu, University of Kansas

2003 Class

Undergraduate Senior

  • Adrienne Johnson, Truman State University
  • Diane Dean, University of South Florida
  • Linda Szeto, Indiana University, Bloomington
  • Dale St. Juste, Andrews University

First-Year Masters

  • Alexandra Eng, University of the Pacific
  • Aneesha Pretto, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • Anupma Keram, Western Washington University
  • Audrey Hivner, Utah State University
  • Joann Shen, Boston University
  • Kamala Gurung, California State University, Long Beach
  • Mariah Appiah-Kubi, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
  • Nadhiya Ito, San Diego State University
  • Sarah Chutiangtong, Columbia University
  • Simone Campbell, University of Memphis
  • Yvonne Waukau, University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point

Second-Year Masters

  • April Nelson, Ohio State University
  • Elle Ho, Northeastern University
  • Evangelina Madrigal-Phipps, San Jose State University
  • Heather Brown, University of Washington
  • Jonathan Love, University of Northern Iowa
  • Khean-Al Aletthea Chew, SUNY at Buffalo
  • Latia Yancey, Texas Woman's University
  • Lisa KaKonge, The College of St. Rose
  • Sabina Sabur, University of Minnesota
  • Sarai Granados, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
  • Tamara Anderson, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • Valerie Barges, Northeastern University
  • Zahid Khan, California State University, Sacramento

PhD

  • Donna Rivers, Towson University

2001 Class

Undergraduate Senior

  • Francia Mayorga, Indiana Unversity, Bloomington
  • Reniya Brown, Govenors State University
  • Toinette Green, Gallaudet Unversity
  • Yvonne Yee, Northern Arizona University

First-Year Masters

  • Caroline Shin, Boston University
  • Deanne Talbot, University of Tulsa
  • Kelley Anderson, Indiana University, Bloomington
  • Kelly Fair, University of Iowa,
  • Megan-Brette Hamilton, University of Maryland, College Park
  • Nuncia Pastore, California State University, Hayward
  • Pushpa Ramachandran, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
  • Shannon Schooler, Wichita State University
  • Shelly Redd, Hampton University
  • Shinfan Chang, Western Illinois University
  • Stephanie Fruchtnis, Teachers College, Columbia University
  • Tiffany White, University of Virginia

Second-Year Masters

  • Christy Wynn, Louisiana State University
  • Daniela Rodrigues, University of Kansas
  • Doreen Cruz, Hunter College
  • Karol Rideout, University of Tulsa
  • Lekeitha Hartfield, University of Central Arkansas
  • Maria Teresa Cendana, California State University, Long Beach
  • Shayla Simon, Louisiana Tech University
  • Shulunda Gibson, Univesity of Memphis
  • Tedro Rouse, South Carolina State University
  • Valerie Mason, Alabama A&M University
  • Vivian Yau, Pennsylvania State University
  • Yolanda Jones, Mississippi University for Women

Post-Baccalaureate Doctoral

  • Chizuko Tamaki, Gallaudet University
  • Melissa Reece, St. John's University

1999 Class

Undergraduate Senior

  • Amanda Givens, Miami University
  • Juliet Moreno, New Mexico State University
  • Kimberly Springer, Howard University
  • Nakeisha Giorgis, University of Maryland, College Park
  • Rachel Chitwood, Harding University
  • Teneshia Milligan, Truman State University

First-Year Masters

  • Anna Woodring, Western Kentucky University
  • Cassee McCleary, Utah State University
  • Christy Escobar, Baylor University
  • Dawnyale Foster, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • Denise Hokamura, California State University, Fullerton
  • Halili Thompson, Portland State University
  • Jada Love, University of Mississippi
  • Jennifer Clark, Auburn University
  • Lida Mari, California State University, Fullerton
  • Monica Huffman, Our Lady of the Lake University
  • T. Renne Watkins, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • Tene Sablo, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Second and Third Year Masters

  • Christina Foreman, California State University, Northridge
  • Jennifer Barnett, University of Illinois
  • Jerry Perez, Hofstra University
  • Joi Jackson, University of Northern Iowa
  • Joyce Kim, Teachers College, Columbia University
  • Kimberley Green, Old Dominion University
  • Lisa Aniversario, California State University, Long Beach
  • Meca Pierre, Southeastern Louisiana University
  • Rita Kuchcinski, University of Nebraska, Omaha
  • Sonia Marshall, Eastern Michigan University
  • Valarie Yazzie, Northern Arizona University
  • Winston Cheng, Teachers College, Columbia University

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