I am a junior at the University of Georgia double majoring in Linguistics and Communication Sciences and Disorders. I have been fortunate enough to grow up in a multi-lingual household with a mother who, in her own words, “caught the travel bug” and decided to tote me along with her on her numerous international excursions. Because of this, I was exposed to various languages from an early age and learned to appreciate the irreplaceable role they play in our lives. Language has always fascinated me. The idea that people all over the world can communicate an endless supply of ideas and thoughts simply by stringing together a series of sounds or gestures was always something I found truly remarkable. By studying to become a speech pathologist I can continue to explore and develop my knowledge of language, and I can use this knowledge to help others.