MS Speech Pathology, Carlos Albizu University (August 2023)
Jordyn chose Speech Pathology because she wanted to be an advocate for those with disabilities. Her cousin who was diagnosed with severe mental retardation and cerebral palsy used to bite her when they were kids and she had no idea why. At around the age of 7, she wanted answers and that is how she learned about Speech Pathology. She learned that her cousin was just trying to communicate, and biting her was his way of getting attention. She enjoys being able to help someone express themselves. Whether vocalizing or using a device, it has always been her passion. She has experience working as a RBT utilizing ABA skills,
working with teenagers with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Cerebral Palsy, and Prader Willi Syndrome. She has worked with pediatrics for about two years; one year teaching toddlers in daycare and another doing speech therapy in a clinic.
When she is not at work she is usually going to church and serving in the christ fellowship special needs ministry. Her passion for special needs has been embedded with her daily life activities. She runs a jiu jitsu camp every Saturday for adults and teens with special needs. She loves to travel, explore nature and cook. In her down time she likes to listen to positive mental health and wellness podcasts and read books.