Audiology and Speech Language Sciences
Natural and Health Sciences
Investigation on Observer Perceptions of Speech and Appearance of Transgender Individuals
Mentor: Donald Finan, PhD, Audiology and Speech Language Sciences
Hi! My name is Quianna Balloqui. I am a senior at the beautiful UNC majoring in Audiology and Speech-Language Sciences with a minor in Special Education. I am currently on the Super Senior Track with the Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program with the hope to complete my research project, survive senior year, and, fingers crossed, be accepted into graduate school all within one year. In graduate school I plan on continuing my education in order to become a certified Speech Therapist. While I have a passion to be a clinician, I have hopes to take my education a step further and attain my Ph.D so I can be a professor of Speech. In my free time—believe it or not I do have some—I like to be outdoors with my dog, Molly. Whether that be hiking, camping, or fishing, I can thank my love for the outdoors to my mom and my hometown of Canon City, Colorado. I love to stay actively involved all over campus as well; you may see me running UNC's Undergraduate SnapChat at all the different events on campus or welcoming prospective students while driving our Office of Admission tour trams. I am also a proud member and officer of UNC's Chapter of NSSLHA (National Student Speech Language and Hearing Association). I am coming to realize that staying busy is the lifestyle for me. With that being said, I am excited to see what this year has to offer.