Briona Daugherty’s (MS-SLP ’22) speech-language pathology (SLP) path began on board a cruise ship. Daugherty graduated from San Diego State University with a bachelor’s degree in theatrical performance. She studied opera and musical theater, originally wanting to be a touring singer for Broadway-style shows. After spending time as a professional singer in Las Vegas and New York City, she began a career performing on cruise ships, including five years in China, Japan, Korea and Thailand. The longer she worked on cruise ships, the more she aided other vocalists in adjusting to life onboard. This included helping entertainment employees maintain their voices for more than two hours a night in a 2,000-seat theater. After witnessing Read more
Maeve Murtagh graduated from Texas Christian University with a Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders. During the last five years, Murtagh has worked in multiple settings serving the adult and geriatric populations, including outpatient, skilled nursing (long- and short-term care) and acute care. She has performed diagnosis and treatment of disorders related to voice, including assessment using videostroboscopy, swallowing, cognitive-communication disorders, progressive neurological disorders and head-neck cancer.
Murtagh joined the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences as a core faculty member in 2022.