Date:April 03, 2018

Kailin Leisure, Intern

Biography

  • Almost 2 years with Kindred RehabCare
  • Currently I am an undergraduate senior at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, TX.
  • I will be graduating in May with a B.S. in speech-language pathology with a business minor

Main Role

  • Although a full-time student, I work remotely from Texas during the week when I am not in class or in the Speech and Hearing Clinic. I am responsible for compiling content for the SPOTon quarterly newsletter and maintaining the Student Programs Team’s social media accounts. In addition, I help out with various initiatives that come up and lend a hand on projects that my co-workers need help with.

Favorite things about Student Programs

  • What motivates you to do what you do every day?As a student myself, I love being able to interact with students from across the country who are completely clinical internships. Hearing about their positive learning experiences makes me so excited for what is in store for me in graduate school. In addition, I absolutely love working with Barb, Annie, Brooke, Laura, and Meeya. Each one of them trusts and believes in me, serve as role models and mentors, and never fail to make work fun. They all have incredible skills and knowledge and truly care about optimizing student experiences in Kindred/RehabCare clinical internship sites. They are the best of the best.

Professional Words of Wisdom

  • “I must be willing to give up what I am in order to become what I will be.” This was a quote that I read in a book titled My Stroke of Insight by Dr. Jill Taylor, this is actually an Einstein quote. Since then, this has become something that I find myself keeping in the back of my mind. I think that sometimes it’s easy to stick with what we know and are comfortable with. However, as a student and even in the professional world I believe that it is so important to act with humility and learn to appreciate and accept change. Each experience we have as individuals has the potential to be a great learning opportunity, no matter how big or small it may be. Especially in a career in the healthcare industry, where there is new research and tools being developed and thought of everyday, it is important to embrace change and be willing and excited to add new perspectives and ideas to our daily work.