Esther obtained a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience from the University of Michigan and her Master of Arts in Speech Pathology and Audiology from Western Michigan University.
Esther is bilingual in English and Mandarin Chinese. She is also working on learning Japanese. In her spare time, Esther enjoys acroyoga, reading graphic novels, listening to podcasts, trying new recipes, and continuously learning.
Through her study of other languages and pronunciation systems, Esther has developed a keen ear that she uses to give her clients specific, accurate feedback that helps them grow their skills. Her greatest dream helping clients become strong, authentic, confident, effective communicators.
Seanne received her Bachelor of Arts in Speech Pathology & Audiology at Loyola University of Maryland and her Master of Education in Speech Pathology at the University of Virginia.
Seanne has over 25 years of experience in a wide variety of settings, populations and age groups. Her work in healthcare environments provided her with insight into interpersonal communication skills that she now employs in her training with clients at VOTW. Seanne fosters trust, kindness and relationship building in order to ensure positive outcomes in her training programs. Seanne works with her clients in a partnership to develop personsalized programs that will directly meet their unique communication needs.
Susan received a Bachelor of Science Degree from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo and a Master of Arts degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan.
Susan has 22 years of experience developing individualized plans to help those she works with reach their communication goals. She has a passion for helping people and has strengths in developing positive, collaborative relationships with others. She loves to travel and has lived in the southern, western, and midwestern United States, as well as London, England. Susan has studied French and Spanish and is currently learning Portuguese.
Sanaz Amini received her bachelor’s degree in Communication Disorders and Sciences from San Jose State University in 2009 and went on to receive her master’s degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences from Washington State University in 2012. In addition to her research work with neuroscientists at Stanford University on language and social skills, Sanaz has worked with people of all ages on improving their communication skills. She has experience teaching speech sounds, American English pronunciation, language, social-pragmatic language, fluency, and much more.
One of the things Sanaz enjoys most about her work is meeting people from around the world. Her passion for languages and linguistics started at a young age; as a child, she loved memorizing words in different languages and learning about different sound systems. Growing up bilingual instilled in her a great appreciation for the effort people put into learning new languages.
When Sanaz is not working, you can find her spending time with her family. Her three boys keep her on her toes! She loves running, hiking, traveling, and cheering on her boys at their sports events on the weekends.
Micaela earned her Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Texas at Austin after studying in Toulouse, France. She has also studied languages and cultures in Italy, Austria, and Greece and enjoys trying recipes inspired by her travels.
Micaela has cultivated a passion for tailoring sessions to students’ needs and interests while boosting their confidence in using new skills. She is eager to help increase students’ connectedness within the community, both professionally and socially.
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