Who are you?
My name is Tiffany Ng, I am a 23-year old graduate student at CSU Fullerton who is bubbly, and enthusiastic about the field of speech pathology. I am half Japanese and half Chinese, and was born and raised in Southern California. When I’m not working, I enjoy baking, dancing, and spending time with family and friends.
What field are you in and what attracted you to that field?
I am currently studying communicative disorders, where we learn about how to assess and treat individuals with speech, language and hearing problems. I have had several experiences with the field of speech therapy, which include babysitting children with speech disorders, volunteering as a speech aide at a speech therapy clinic, and working for a hybrid special needs preschool class through Jumpstart Americorp program. Through these experiences and my love for children, I decided that Speech and Language pathology is a great career path for me.
How do you hope to use your master’s degree to improve the health of your community?
Everyone deserves the opportunity to communicate whether it be through speech, gestures, sign language, or an iPad. I hope to work with individuals of all ages to develop effective communication skills for people in our community.
What is a resource or advice you wish you had before starting your Master’s program?
I would recommend looking up the program requirements of the masters program even when deciding on your undergraduate career. It is important to make sure that the prerequisites match up with the graduate school you desire to go to.