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Our New Grad of the Month for November is ShaRhonda Wingo! ShaRhonda is an SLP completing her CF with us! Her recruiter Katie, explained that during her first assignment as a CF in a medical setting, she showed grace and maturity well above her years. She rose to each test and obstacle that was thrown her way and did it with with a smile on her face and a positive attitude. Thanks for being part of the Advanced Fam!

“She is a rock star! I honestly cannot say enough great things about her. She is a shinning example for all CF’s, and all therapists on what true professionalism, grace, and strength looks like in the face of adversity. I am so glad, and honored to have her on my team.” – Advanced Recruiter, Katie Noerper


Get to Know ShaRhonda Wingo

What drew you to pursuing SLP as a career? I grew up watching Cleft lip repair stories on the Discovery Health channel and thought it was super cool. My sister was selectively mute and I would attend her therapy sessions just for the M&M’s. I never knew the actual name of the field. Somehow I took a random career quiz sophomore year after the atrocious ACT and BAM!! I found the love of my life. I did some research to confirm, and it’s been love ever since.

Why did you decide on travel therapy for your CF? Well, being from a small town in good ole Mississippi, I decided that I wanted to venture out. I didn’t really have a set destination, but I knew I had seen enough of Mississippi for the time being. Killing two birds with one stone sounded like the perfect plan.

What is one thing you hope to accomplish as a travel SLP? I really hope to find an area that I want to live in and setting that I want to pursue long-term. There are so many different opportunities in the field, and I haven’t quite figured out which fits me the best yet.

What is the number one place you hope to travel to and why? Hawaii!! The weather, culture, volcanos, I could go on. I want to swim in the ocean but first I have to learn how to swim. Who wouldn’t want an extended vacation with a little work??

What’s a fun fact about yourself? I don’t check the weather or watch the news, I just wait for my left knee to start hurting to give me a heads up on rain or a temperature drop. I have super powers!

Like ShaRhonda’s story? Check out our New Grad Program to learn more about how she got here with Advanced Travel Therapy!