MGH Institute Chapter of the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA)

The National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA) is a nonprofit organization for graduate and undergraduate students interested in the study of human communication and related disabilities (Speech-Language Pathology). Graduate students in the Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) program have an active NSSLHA chapter.

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Along with participating in community service projects the group is active in fundraising in order to reduce the cost for students attending the annual American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Convention.

The annual ASHA Convention provides a place for professionals and students involved in speech-language pathology and related fields to present research, listen to speakers, and learn about new remediation techniques. By attending the convention, NSSLHA members gain more knowledge about communication disorders, and observe the leaders of our field.

Chapter Officers for 2022–2023

  • President: ogiles [at] (Olivia Giles)
  • Vice-President: Melissa Godosky
  • Secretary: Allison Ryan
  • Treasurer: Emily Moran
  • Regional and National Liaison: Nneka Watson
  • Professional Development Chair: Carolyn Fernberg
  • Community Outreach Chair: Grace Burleson
  • Social Chair: Danielle Cartier
  • Interprofessional Chair: Sarah Conger
  • Diversity and Advocacy Chair: Emily Komarow
  • Faculty Moderator: Emilie Larrivee


NSSLHA Chapter was awarded Silver Chapter Recognition.