We are the National Student Speech, Language, and Hearing Association (NSSLHA) chapter at Baylor University. 


The purpose of the Chapter shall be to aid the students of Baylor University by providing support: To encourage professional interest among college and university students in the study of human communication sciences and disorders, to provide continuity to the dissemination of professional information, and to provide a vehicle for student representation in matters of professional concern.

As members of Baylor University's NSSLHA, students have the opportunity to network with other students who have similar interests, meet professionals working in the field, and participate in a variety of activities. Baylor University NSSLHA chapter members are involved in various educational seminars, community service, and fundraising activities. We support and volunteer at local schools, hospitals and retirement homes. 

We will be holding general meetings once every month  (tentatively the first Thursday of every month)and they are open to any Baylor student interested in communicative sciences and disorders (CSD).  See the Events tab for dates, times and locations. 


Just attend the meetings! You are encouraged to attend as many of the meetings and events as possible. To become an active member of NSSLHA you will have to:

  • pay membership dues
  • attend 2 of the 3 meetings per semester
  • attend 1  social event per semester
  • attend 1 other service event per semester
  • attend 1 advocacy event per semester
  • participate in Fall Carnival
  • attend Fall Conference 

If you are unable to fulfill all of these requirements you are still welcome to attend meetings and events.


Michaela Branch, President

Carissa Van Steenwyk, Vice-President

Hope Caviness, Secretary

Elise Banderob, Treasurer

Morgan Menold, Social Chair

Amanda Werner, Service Co-Chair

Savanna Espinoza, Service Co-Chair

Zoe Recks, Public Relations Chair/ Historian


Instagram: @baylornsslha

Click here for the NSSLHA Fall 2021 Conference Brochure for more information on the Conference Agenda and how to register. 

For more information contact:

Dr. Carrie Drew, AuD., CCC-A
Clinical Faculty/Audiologist
Baylor University
Communication Sciences & Disorders
Phone: (254) 710-2568
Fax: (254) 710-2590