OUR INTERNS & EXTERNS

Extern: Kristen Cowan 

Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, Kristen is a graduate student at the University of Central Florida who is pursuing an M.A. in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She anticipates graduating in December 2020.

During her time at JSHC, Kristen will be interning under the guidance of Melissa Vincent, CCC-SLP. She is extremely excited to work with the energetic team at JSHC. While interning, she wants to learn new ways of assessing and treating various communication disorders.

Fun Facts: Kristen is a very active individual and loves all things outdoors. Her newest hobby is rock climbing! She also loves crafting and traveling!

Intern: Lauren De Meno

Originally from Staten Island, NY, Lauren is a graduate student at Jacksonville University who is pursuing an M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology. She anticipates graduating in May 2021.

During her time at JSHC, Lauren will be interning under the guidance of Dot Bourgeois, CCC-SLP. Lauren is excited to work alongside Jacksonville’s top clinicians and provide each child with quality care. She hopes to learn innovative ways to evaluate and treat different populations while also improving her clinical charting skills.

Fun Facts: Lauren did Division 1 gymnastics during her undergraduate studies at Bowling Green State University. She is also in a medical journal just for being born.

Intern: Courtney Fagan

Originally from Palm Harbor, FL, Courtney is a graduate student at Jacksonville University who is pursuing an M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology. She anticipates graduating in May 2021.

During her time at JSHC, Courtney will be interning under the guidance of Dot Bourgeois, CCC-SLP. Courtney is thrilled to spend this fall growing her skills and knowledge in evaluations, treatment sessions, data collection, and report writing at JSHC. She loves that she’s able to see kids in the clinic and go out to schools. She is also really looking forward to learning how to navigate therapy sessions via teletherapy. She hopes to come out of this internship with greater confidence in her professional role!

Fun Facts: Courtney is very passionate about music! She’s grown up loving to sing and play guitar, and has always thought it would be so fun to try incorporating it into therapy in the future.

Intern: Marti Meyers

A Jacksonville native, Marti is a graduate student who is studying to receive her Doctor of Audiology at the University of Florida. She anticipates graduating in 2022.

During her time at JSHC, Marti will be interning under the guidance of Dr. Fenja Mattson, AuD. Marti is excited to be helping the people from her own community and learning more about their needs. She looks forward to learning more about cochlear implants and bone anchored hearing aids.

Fun Facts: Before graduate school, Marti helped raise money for Children’s Miracle Network through their Extra Life gaming marathon because her son was a premie. After graduate school she hopes to get back into it.

Intern: Elizabeth Rodriguez

Originally from Santa Rosa Beach, FL, Elizabeth is a graduate student at Jacksonville University who is pursuing an M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology. She anticipates graduating in 2021.

During her time at JSHC, Elizabeth will be interning under the guidance of Melissa Vincent, CCC-SLP. While interning, Elizabeth is very excited to work with an array of patients with varying speech and language needs. She hopes to strengthen her assessment, clinical writing, and treatment skills.

Fun Facts: Elizabeth has two cats named Truman and Figaro. She is an avid coffee drinker and loves to binge watch crime shows on Netflix! Elizabeth also went to JU for her undergraduate degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders, and decided to return for her master’s degree! Go Phins!