Mara Hiley Chery
Briefly describe your experience and education.
Speech-language pathology is a career change for me. After college I briefly worked in the nonprofit industry. However, I didn’t find being in an office and working at a desk enjoyable, so I decided to make a change. I went back to school and graduated from Worcester State University with a bachelor’s in Communication Sciences and Disorders in 2014 and a master’s in speech-language pathology in 2018. I have been working in a preschool since. I joined Miracle Farm in February 2022 and currently work after-school hours.
Why do you love speech therapy?
Speech therapy is a very fun profession, where I get to help children grow through play, arts and crafts, books, and games. I also enjoy seeing the growth and progress in the clients I work with.
What are your passions outside of work?
During my time off I enjoy reading, walking in nearby trails, and yoga.
What are three words someone would use to describe you?
Patient. Calm. Creative.
If you could be any animal what would it be?
What is your guilty pleasure?
Candy and sweets (cookies, brownies, etc. . )