Humans of ASHA: Rebecca Hansen

I was working in a greeting card store during my senior year of high school when a customer asked me what I planned to study when I went to college. I said proudly, "communications," thinking of becoming famous on television or the radio. The gentleman immediately said what an exciting and innovative field I would be pursuing. He went on to explain that his nonverbal son was 7 years old and was learning to talk using a computer, all because of people in the field of communications. I was awestruck. I could not imagine not being able to talk or communicate because it's such a basic need. I immediately changed my life's pursuit to speech-language pathology and, sixteen years later, I could not be happier with my choice.

Rebecca Hansen

ASHA Corporate Partners