Melissa has been my mentor, clinical supervisor, and now, proud to say, fellow speech-language pathologist for the past five years. I first began observing her in the school system in 2015 because I wanted more first-hand experience at what speech therapy in the schools really looked like. I remember thinking ‘wow, I want to be just like Melissa when I grow up!‘ She was extremely patient, caring, and knowledgeable in speech pathology. She helped me to build my resume and get my foot in the door so that I may eventually be accepted into a graduate program. During my graduate program, Melissa became my clinical supervisor during my last semester, where I worked under her supervision in the classroom in 2017. I learned so much from her every single day and the children truly loved her. Melissa truly cares about her client’s success and progress. She is creative with her sessions, extremely organized and very detail-oriented. She is always striving to better herself as a clinician and I would recommend her to anyone and everyone. I truly think of her as a role model and someone who is very special to me, as she helped me to launch my speech-language pathology career.