Shayla Podlena, M.A., CCC-SLP
Shayla graduated from Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kansas, with a Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders with a minor in Psychology for her undergraduate degree. She also played on the Fort Hays State University’s Womens Soccer Team. In May of 2022, she graduated with her Masters of Arts in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Wichita State University in Wichita, Kansas. Shayla returned to Hawai'i in August 2022 to begin her Clinical Fellowship under the supervision of Syd Kapuamealani Zoll, M.S., CCC-SLP and received her certification in July 2023. Shayla has experience in settings that include: school, hospital-inpatient, private practice, and university clinic. She hopes to find a specialized passion further into her career; right now, she enjoys all areas in Speech-Language Pathology. Shayla enjoys playing soccer, reading by the beach, hanging out with her two cats and boyfriend, visiting different parts of the island, and learning about the culture. She hopes to find other hobbies and meet new people on the island!