Featured Student - Sabrina Grant

Posted: October 5th, 2021

Sabrina GrantSabrina Grant, who has been with the program since Summer 2021, is one of our graduate assistants for the 2021-22 academic year. She works with faculty members at UW-Eau Claire to help support projects and research efforts. You can learn more about Sabrina in the following interview.

What is your name and where do you live?
My name is Sabrina Grant. I currently reside in Milwaukee, WI.

When did you begin with the UW MBA Consortium?
This is my second term with the Consortium and my first term being a graduate assistant.

What is your educational background?
I received my bachelor's degree at the University at Buffalo in Psychology and Communication Disorders and Sciences. I received my Master's in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the College of St. Rose in Albany, NY.

Where do you currently work and what is your position?
I am currently a speech language pathologist for Advocate Aurora Health.

What are your current goals for earning an MBA?
My current goal for earning an MBA is to increase my knowledge of business foundations and management/leadership skills to seek opportunities for career advancement in management within and outside the realm of healthcare. I believe that the UW MBA Consortium will provide me with the tools and resources to make this goal a reality.

What are your academic and/or professional interests?
I am interested in moving up the career ladder within healthcare. Speech-language pathologists are underrepresented in management fields. Also, outside of rehabilitation, nurses are more likely to be promoted to management and supervisory positions compared to other disciplines. This inspired me to go back to school and pursue my MBA to obtain the foundations of business and management skills to provide me with increased opportunities for career advancement.

In your GA position, what instructor are you working directly with?
I am working directly with Dr. Paula Lentz.

What project/research are you supporting in your GA position?
I am currently working with Dr. Paula Lentz on her research that focuses on how errors of logos impact how the reader perceives a message. There is extensive research regarding errors of ethos; however, limited research has been done on logos errors at this time.

What are you enjoying about the GA position?
I love that I have the opportunity to participate in research again. I have completed and presented research all throughout my academic career. I am happy that I can work closely with a professor on a variety of projects to continue to expand my horizon.

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