Haley Helms is a junior majoring in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences with a minor in Counseling and Social Change. Her areas of interests include Deaf studies and culture; she became interested in this topic through ASL classes and Dr. Emmorey’s class Sign Languages and Deaf Culture. Haley wants to pursue a career in audiology and is involved with SDSU clubs such as NSSLHA and SAA.
Ayden Kpormegbey is a junior majoring in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences with a minor in Honors Interdisciplinary Studies at San Diego State University. Her area of interest involves the study of language deprivation and early intervention, specifically regarding the acquisition of American Sign Language. She was introduced to this topic through ASL classes, where she also developed a desire to pursue Speech Language Pathology as a career, while addressing existing disparities within the field. Ayden is also the Assistant Director of the A.M.A.N.I. Project, which is an after-school mentorship program designed to provide academic and creative support to Black students attending predominantly white/minority Black elementary schools in San Diego.
Hannah Wirth is a junior majoring in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences at San Diego State University. Her areas of interest include Deaf studies and Deaf culture as well as the effects and prevention of language deprivation. She is wanting to pursue a career in Speech Language Pathology predominantly working with the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community. She is actively involved in the Deaf community and is conversationally fluent in American Sign Language.