Our Story/Maggie Lamb
Maggie Lamb was a junior in high school when her cousin Aidan was born. Soon after, the family learned he was deaf. Maggie looked on as Aidan began wearing hearing aids, worked with speech therapists, and the family adjusted to a new reality.
There were times Lamb would watch Aidan and his speech therapist work together. Once, Lamb had an epiphany and a career path became clear.
“It was that ‘ah-ha’ moment, this is what I want to do,” Lamb said. “Plus, I have those personal experiences to drive me drive to do this.”
Lamb selected Penn State’s CSD program after seeing the diverse offerings, such as the rare undergraduate course Augmentative and Alternative Communication, where students use and create communication technology systems for people with communication disabilities.