Caroline was born and raised in southern California and received her undergraduate degree in Asian-American Studies at the University of California, Irvine. Caroline did not find out about the field of speech therapy until she was in college when her great-grandmother needed speech therapy after suffering a stroke. Caroline decided to pursue speech-language pathology after sitting in on her great-grandmother's speech therapy sessions and helping the SLP translate her sessions into Vietnamese for her great-grandmother. Because she is multi-lingual, Caroline thought that she could use her language skills to make an impact on the lives of others.
She earned her Master's Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Northwestern University and has over 9 years of experience as a licensed SLP. Her fluency in Spanish and Vietnamese has been invaluable in her service to non-English speaking clients and their families. She been fully trained in the SOS (Sequential Oral Sensory) Feeding Approach and the TR-eat (disciplinary Effect Assessment and Treatment) Feeding Method. She also has a background in NDT(Neuro-developmental) treatment and multi-disciplinary therapeutic approach for early intervention and other populations when she worked in private practice and trained under the late Jerilyn Logemann and her colleagues while at Northwestern University to perform bedside swallows and MBS swallow studies. Caroline is a recent Virginia transplant. She lived in Florida for the last 4 years while her husband attended medical school and he is now a resident at the VCU/MCV Hospital. When she is not thinking about her speech kids, Caroline has her hands full with her own 2 kids (a 7 year old son and 1 year old daughter) and husband (the biggest handful of all!) and loves long naps, shopping, singing, eating, cooking, arranging flowers, and visiting friends and family in her native California.