Adriana Gonzalez, born and raised in Los Angeles, is a Speech Language Pathology Assistant who graduated from the University of Redlands in 2013 with her degrees in Communication Disorders and in Spanish. She worked as a Speech Specialist for a few years before getting her SLPA license from Loma Linda University in 2016. She has over nine years of experience in the field and has worked in clinic, school, and in-home setting. Adriana has had the privilege of working with toddlers, school- age children, and even adults.

Adriana is bilingual in English and Spanish and a beginner in American Sign Language. She is able to provide services in Spanish, and some ASL, when needed. Throughout her nine years providing speech therapy services, she has discovered that her passion lies with AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication). She has seen alternative communication work first-hand with former students of hers and believes that teaching & encouraging families about AAC will allow for more people to understand and accept other forms of communication. As Peter Drucker once said: “The most important thing in communication is to hear what is not said.”

When Adriana is not at work, she is either rewatching FRIENDS, crafting, or at Disneyland. As a Magic Key holder, she heads to Disney Parks with her husband at least two times a month. Adriana loves eating the different Disney snacks, riding all the rides, and wearing ears that she makes herself. She owns a small Etsy shop that is mostly Disney fandom and absolutely loves creating