Matt Phillips is a person who stutters and a graduate student intern with the Sisskin Stuttering Center. He is currently an MA student in speech-language pathology at the University of Connecticut where he recently graduated with a bachelor’s degree, double majoring in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences & Psychology with a minor in Cognitive Science. Matt has benefited tremendously from ARTS and is passionate about improving communication competence, enjoyment, spontaneity, and quality of life for people who stutter! He has been involved in the stuttering community for about 8 years, most recently serving as the Teen Program Co-Coordinator of the National Stuttering Association, receiving their 2021 Volunteer of the Year Award. In addition to working as a clinician, Matt is interested in pursuing a PhD specializing in stuttering and conducting research about quality of life and treatment outcomes for stuttering therapy. Matt is excited for the opportunity to work as an intern at the Sisskin Stuttering Center, and to learn more about stuttering treatment from the best out there!