I was working as an SLP in the New York City public schools when I decided to start providing in-services to teachers in my school. I realized that many were not aware of our roles in language and literacy, so I began my journey of educating teachers at my school. After several people told me that I should go back to school and teach, it finally dawned on me that a PhD could be a possibility for my future. In the midst of submitting my tenure application for the New York City Department of Education, I also decided to apply to PhD programs all across the United States. I received a National Institutes of Health grant to attend Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. And now the story is history. I graduated in December 2016 and now I have the ability to impact students every day at Salus University.