Carmen T. Gagliardi is a Speech-Language Pathologist Assistant, originally from San Jose, California and now resides in Oceanside. In May of 2022, Carmen graduated from California Baptist University with her Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Carmen considers Riverside to be her home away from home- she loved her internship at Jackson Elementary school where she worked with students from Community Pre-Kindergarten (Comm Pre-K) to 6th grade. She also enjoyed attending California School for the Deaf, Riverside athletic events.

In her spare time, Carmen enjoys competing in pageants where she uses her platform to raise awareness for Autism acceptance, Persons who Stutter, the Deaf community and more. Her goal is to help her patients and students build confidence in themselves and believes that every voice deserves to be heard.

Carmen also enjoys spending her time reading and playing video games such as Super Smash Brothers Ultimate where she gets to play as Kirby.