Keysha Martinez-Torres

Ph.D Student
Hearing and Speech Sciences

Keysha is originally from Toa Alta, Puerto Rico, a small Island in the Caribbean where she completed her BA in Elementary Education and MS and Speech and Language Pathology. Life brought her to Nashville, where she is currently a Bilingual Speech Pathologist at the Bill Wilkerson Center at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and a PhD student at Vanderbilt University. Her clinical work focuses on early intervention services, providing support to families of the Latinx community who have children with developmental disabilities (i.e. ASD, Language and Speech Disorders, Down Syndrome). Her research work focuses on understanding the prevalence of disabilities in early childhood, availability of resources, and aims to expand the literature on best practices for the Spanish speaking communities in the US and its territories (i.e. Puerto Rico). In her free time, she like to eat out, be with her dog, and watch TV.