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Accomplished Alumni: Jaridy Fabre '17 - Raising a Family and Pursuing a Dream

Jaridy Fabre in her graduation gown with her diploma and two daughters, one on each side. She is bending down, smiling, and hugging them both.

This mother of two persevered through sleepless nights, exams, and externships to fulfill her passion for helping others. A native of Bronx, N.Y., Jaridy Fabre ‘17, returned to school just after giving birth to her second child, in order to pursue her dream of becoming a speech-language pathologist. Originally intending to get a master’s in psychology, she decided to switch career paths despite not having a background in speech. She went back to school, successfully earning a second bachelors in speech and applied to grad school. Determined and committed, she decided on Iona’s grad program for speech because of its emphasis on the latest available researched-based strategies and techniques. Jaridy recalls, “I knew the road ahead would not be easy, being a full-time graduate student and a mother. Nevertheless, I persevered and finally graduated!”

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