Lindsay Ratcliffe has made a life out of helping others. She graduated with honors from Starr’s Mill High School, then cum laude from Georgia State University with a degree in communication disorders. At GSU, she was president of her sorority and completed several important research projects. Her favorite volunteer activities have included fundraisers for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, teaching faith-formation classes for youth at her church, helping at Southland Nursing Home, and serving the homeless at the Presbyterian Night Shelter in Atlanta. She also danced for 14 years, starred as the Sugar Plum Fairy and Odette, and has taught jazz, hip-hop, contemporary, pointe, tap, and ballet at Peachtree City School of Dance.
She’s currently earning a master’s in speech and language pathology with a 4.0 GPA, recently served as a graduate research assistant for a project on children with autism spectrum disorders, and has just been accepted to an externship at the prestigious Shepherd Center. She is passionate about working with adults and the elderly who suffer from strokes, TBIs, and other neurogenic disorders that cause speech, language, communication, and swallowing issues. She hopes to complete her clinical fellowship in a medical facility for neurogenic disorders or at the VA. Her dream job would be working in a post-acute care facility, and she’d eventually like to earn a Ph.D.