CSD Alumni Highlights
Our graduates find employment in schools, hospitals/medical centers, early intervention, home-care, rehabilitation centers, and in private practices. Some alumni highlights:
Lara Sugatan (2017)
“As an alumna from Pace University, I was eager to return once I heard about the new Master's Program for Communication Sciences Disorders. The faculty and staff were both welcoming and supportive to help us as the inaugural cohort. I am thankful for all the clinical opportunities and experiences that Pace's student speech clinic has provided me with thus far. I believe this program shows excellent potential to help us become the competent Speech-Language Pathologists we strive to be.”
Ann Bettina Lopez (2009)
Ann Bettina Lopez completed her MS in Speech-Language Pathology at Loyola University Maryland in 2011. As part of her graduate program, she launched “Kids on Broadway,” a musical theatre program for pre-teen and younger children with autism and other developmental disorders. She is presently a speech-language pathologist at Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, New Jersey, where she provides outpatient and inpatient rehabilitation to both adults and children. She loves working with the varied population as it allows her to use all of the skills she has learned.
Rosie Wong (2007)
Rosie Wong wanted to explore the world a bit before settling down into a career as a speech-language pathologist. From 2007–2010 she served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the island country of Samoa. Her primary role was that of a special needs teacher and teacher trainer, where her training in speech-language pathology at Pace University served her well. After the Peace Corps she moved to Japan to teach English for a little over a year. Rosie is presently finishing her last year in the masters of speech-language therapy practice at the University of Auckland in New Zealand. She states that her identity as a speech-language pathologist is due to the rich experiences she has had which all started with the training in the communication sciences and disorders program at Pace University.
Yulia Borik graduated from Pace University with a BA in Communication Sciences and Disorders—Teaching Students with Speech and Language Disabilities track. She is presently in the Doctor of Audiology program (AuD) at the CUNY Graduate Center. Yulia has been involved in a number of research projects at Columbia University Medical Center including a preliminary study on cochlear implants, which has been published in Seminars in Hearing and Otology & Neurotology. She was also a research assistant at Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of New York-Presbyterian conducting hearing screenings on newborns and infants. Yulia looks forward to helping people with their communication needs and continuing to conduct research.
Cindy Chavez (2007)
Cindy Chavez completed her Doctor of Audiology (AuD) at the Long Island Consortium in 2011 and is presently an audiologist at the Bronx VA Hospital. Chavez has published research on noise levels in a tertiary neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). She loves her job and loves being able to give back to veterans!
Joann Lomonte (1999)
Joann Lomonte completed her MS degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Queens College in 2001. She opened a multi-disciplinary private practice called the Therapy Corner of Brooklyn in 2008 where she provides services to individuals with autism spectrum disorders and reading disabilities. She has also worked as an adjunct professor in the communication sciences and disorders program. Lomonte states that she has Pace to thank for it all.