Sowmya Shanker has worked as a speech pathologist for over 15 years in this country. Originally from India, Sowmya worked at a prestigious rehab hospital in Boston before relocating to North Carolina in 2008 and now works at Duke Regional Hospital. She loves working with adults who have cognitive and communicative disorders and is constantly looking for ways to make therapy meaningful and functional. She believes that recovery is a life long process and cannot stress enough the role of family, friends, and the community in facilitating this process. If she is not spending time with her son and husband, Sowmya is probably reading, socializing or watching her beloved Red Sox and Patriots play!