I often get asked how I ended up becoming an audiologist. The truth is, it wasn’t my first career choice. In kindergarten, my teacher asked the class what we wanted to be when we grew up. Confidently, I stood up and told the class I wanted to be a pilot. As I sat down, proud of my distinguished future profession, my best friend whispered in my ear, “Pilots can’t talk funny. If they talk funny, no one will understand them.” As a kid who stuttered, this hurt my feelings badly. Needless to say, I never became a professional pilot. However, it wasn’t because of my stuttering, which was corrected by a speech pathologist, and ultimately led to me becoming an audiologist.