Hi, my name is Monica Vargas and I am an SLPA. I recently graduated from Oregon with my Bachelor of Arts in Communication Disorders. I am taking a few years off from pursuing my Masters Degree to enjoy and to continue learning while working as a SLPA at Speech Pathways. I have always appreciated working with young children and I am so fortunate to have studied and started practicing in this career path. Ironically, I myself attended speech therapy as a young child. I had a lisp and I recall attending sessions and doing some of the same activities I now share with my clients. As a recipient of speech services, I know first hand how important it is to make speech therapy fun but while also focusing on targeted goals. A fun fact about myself is that I love to travel. I have been to New York, Florida, Mexico and Hawaii. My favorite place to be is the beach because it is so relaxing and who does not love the sound of the waves? I enjoy reading books (any recommendations, I am open!) and being outdoors whenever possible. The best thing about coming back from college is that I get to spend time with my family again.