Yelena Shepard


Speech Language Pathologist

Basic Information: I am adopted from Russia, but have lived in Arizona for most of my life. I have one younger brother and grew up with at least five animals in our house at all times. I just recently graduated and am looking forward to starting my career, in addition to pursuing new hobbies and skills now that my schedule is free!

Interests and Hobbies: I enjoy doing almost anything outdoors including hiking, kayaking, and paddle boarding. My favorite places to explore are Sedona and Flagstaff, and I often find myself taking a weekend getaway to one of those places. I also enjoy reading and cooking, and am always looking for interesting recipes to try!

Favorite Place to Travel: Sedona

Favorite Quote: Unfortunately, I do not have a favorite quote at this time. It definitely means I need to start reading more now that grad school is done, and hopefully then I will come across one that resonates with me!

What I Love Most About Working with Children: I love the unpredictability and uniqueness that comes with every day when you work with children, as they always have something hilarious or insightful to communicate to you!