• Class of2022

  • ProgramM.S. Speech-Language Pathology

Claudia was drawn to Loyola’s master’s program in Speech Language Pathology because she wanted a university that “not only weighed my academic achievement but also saw me as a whole person.” She found that Loyola’s evaluation and development beyond academics showed a care for the well-being and growth of each individual student. Claudia was born and raised in Nicaragua; she immigrated to the United States 15 years ago. As she overcame the struggles of learning English, she realized that her independence relied on her ability to communicate effectively with others. From this experience, she “discovered and fell in love with communication disorder and its complexities.” She received her Associate Degree in Psychology from Prince George’s Community College and her Bachelor of Arts in Hearing and Speech Sciences from the University of Maryland, College Park. After completing her bachelor’s degree, Claudia gained experience working as a Speech-Language Pathologist Assistant. At Loyola, her experience working with adults with degenerative and acquired communication disorders stimulated her development as a clinician. She strives to grow as a clinician and a person by continuously learning from her supervisors, professors, and peers.

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Claudia Ortega
After graduation, my goal is to represent Loyola to the best of my abilities. I will utilize the knowledge acquired from this rigorous academic program, clinical experience, and Loyola’s Jesuit spirit and faith.

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