About Amanda Hartzell, BHS

Amanda Hartzell was born and raised in Hernando Beach, FL. She graduated from the University of Florida in April 2017 with a Bachelor of Health Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders and a minor in Disabilities in Society. Amanda worked as a Speech-Language Pathologist Assistant at ProTherapy SLP Services, Inc. in Ocala until the start of graduate school. She is currently a first-year graduate student in the Master of Arts Speech-Language Pathology program at the University of Florida. Amanda has joined the Swallowing Systems Core (SSC) lab to pursue her interests in speech, swallowing, and neurodegenerative diseases. She is excited to serve as a research assistant under the direction of Dr. Plowman for the Neuromotor Speech and Swallowing Restoration (NSSR) lab. Amanda plans to work at either a Veteran’s Affairs hospital or rehabilitation hospital as the clinical chief of speech-language pathology. Her personal interests include singing, working out, Latin dancing, and volunteering at the UF Health Aphasia Book Club.