Machen is a speech therapist who has her master’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders, with a minor in Human Development and Family Science. Machen has experience in the NICU, acute care, and outpatient pediatric setting. She has both training and experience in feeding and swallowing disorders with kids of all ages. Machen has worked with children with a variety of diagnoses and genetic disorders. She enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, going to Razorback games with her husband, and being active. Her favorite thing about working at AAPT is developing sweet relationships with the patients/families and working closely with therapists to provide the tools and help children need to excel in everyday life.