Kara Johnson is currently a Speech-Language Pathologist Assistant at The Center for Hearing and Speech, but has actively volunteered at several of the Center’s events. As she was in the process of applying to graduate school for speech-language pathology, she decided to volunteer because she needed more experience working in a clinical speech setting. She enjoys working with children and is fascinated by hearing loss, so volunteering at the Center brought both of those interests together.

Kara believes in the mission of the Center. She wants children with hearing loss to reach their full potential by teaching them listening, speaking and literacy skills. Volunteering is just another way she can help make a positive impact in the Center’s community.

She would encourage anyone who loves working with children and has an interest in hearing loss to volunteer. Anyone who is interested in becoming a speech-language pathologist or audiologist is also encouraged to volunteer so they are able to gain experience working with a specialized population.

For Kara, being a lead volunteer at Via Colori was an awesome experience. Being at the festival all weekend was incredible for her to see the thousands of people downtown supporting such a wonderful organization.

Fun Fact: Kara enjoys doing hot yoga, spending time outside, traveling, trying new restaurants, playing with her dog, and spending time with her family.

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