Andrea Chee

Andrea Chee

Andrea Chee

Clinical Research Associate at the Arthur M. Blank Center for Stuttering Education and Research
Speech, Language, & Hearing Sciences
Class of 2018

How are you using the skills that you learned at Moody in your current role?  

I have come full circle and am working as a bilingual speech-language pathologist at the same place I worked as a student employee — The Blank Center. I learned so much about stuttering, communication, and being a clinician. I was able to observe the inner workings of a clinic but also got to have clinical experience as an undergraduate, which is incredibly rare! I learned not just how to be a healthcare provider, but how to be a person that is there to listen, counsel and work together with my participants/clients/what have you to provide care that is tailored to that specific person. Skills that are valuable in any setting. 

Were you involved in student orgs on campus?  

Communication Council — truly such a fun organization to be a part of because of all the events we have that help foster a sense of community, but also really cool that I was a part of an organization that helped to create change in the college and help other orgs too! 

 What advice do you have for #TEXASMoody students?  

Soak it all in, Moody has so many cool and unique events/speakers that come by - and you never know how that will shape your future. As a freshman, I stumbled upon Dr. Courtney Byrd's ceremony for the opening of the Michael and Tami Lang Stuttering Institute and little did I know that one talk would change my entire path going forward.  

Also sometimes cool celebs are visiting and you get to hear them talk and be within spitting distance of McConaughey! And like it was just a regular Tuesday. 

Soak it all in. Moody has so many cool and unique events and speakers that come by — and you never know how that will shape your future.

Andrea Chee

What do you miss most about Moody College?  

I miss all the orgs and opportunities to do cool stuff! Like I said, there was always something going on — a guest speaker or an event to just learn more about. Also I miss just hanging with my friends at Moody, in and out of student orgs. 

Can you talk about your career path?  

After graduating from Moody, I went to graduate school at Texas Christian University to get my masters in speech-language pathology. I felt very prepared for grad school thanks to all that I learned at Moody, from professors, instructors and other mentors. After that I worked in the public school system as a speech therapist, always having a soft spot for working with persons who stutter. Now, I get to do that every day. I love working with persons who stutter and empowering them to Dream. Speak. Live. 

IG/Twitter handle/LinkedIn: IG- @andrea.chee