Abbie Olszewski, PhD, CCC-SLP, is an assistant professor of Speech Pathology and Audiology at the University of Nevada, Reno who brings social issues into her work. With over 20 years of clinical experience, she translates her passion and skills to help underserved communities in the areas of language, literacy, and transgender. Throughout her career, Dr. Olszewski has focused on clinical skill development for future practitioners, which informs her work with students and clinical services in the community. In recent years, her research has supported the Transgender Voice and Communication Clinic at her university. She is an effective and engaging public speaker who believes basic communication is a civil right for all.