Jennifer Essig, MA, CCC-SLP/L is the program director for the anticipated graduate program in speech-language pathology. She received her graduate degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder and has lived in the South Bend community for the last 14 years. Prior to assuming the role of program director, she served as the Assistant Clinic Director at Saint Mary’s College, placing students in the community for fieldwork experiences and teaching both undergraduate and graduate students. In professional practice, Ms. Essig has worked primarily in adult neurogenic disorders working with individuals in a variety of settings. She has a particular interest in stroke rehabilitation and head and neck cancer and continues to work in clinical practice at both area hospitals. She is currently teaching undergraduates in the health sciences program. She is dedicated to creating a collaborative and community engaged graduate program that will prepare students for a successful career in speech-language pathology.