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I work to improve real-world outcomes for people experiencing brain injury by understanding your experiences in the world around you. Only a client knows the burden they experience. I partner with clients to provide focused services, whether working on thinking and communicating after injury or filtering the most relevant literature for clinicians around the world. 

I attended St. Olaf College and the University of Colorado Boulder, where I was awarded Outstanding Graduate in Speech-Language Pathology. My PhD is in Clinical Science (Clinical Investigation) from the University of Colorado School of Medicine. My research was the first to identify how communication skills can change after concussion. I am a Certified Brain Injury Specialist Trainer (CBIST) using this deeper TBI knowledge for clients and organizations. 

As a former faculty member at CU Boulder and CU Medical School, I've treated clients with a wide variety of neurogenic disorders, including TBI, stroke, and dementia. I recently designed the clinical programming for the Marcus Institute for Brain Health, a large-scale interdisciplinary program for Veterans and retired elite athletes with mild-moderate brain injury. 

I use my clinical science skillset outside of TBI as well. For example, recently my son and I were honored to represent children with celiac disease, offering our lived-experiences as patient advocates for the FDA. (Seen here in a CO ice cave.)

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