Lauren Shnowske

Speech-Language Pathologist


Lauren Shnowske is a speech-language pathologist specializing in voice and upper airway disorders with the Lions Voice Clinic at the University of Minnesota. A native of central Wisconsin, she first became interested in the field having grown up with an older brother on the Autism Spectrum, as well as performing in choirs and musical theatre in her teen years. She attended St. Cloud State University (St. Cloud, MN), receiving her bachelors degrees in both Communication Sciences and Disorders and Music (Voice) with a minor in British Studies. She then earned her masters degree at the University of Utah (Salt Lake City, UT), where she completed a clinical externship with the Intermountain Voice and Swallow Center, was a research assistant under the mentorship of Drs. Nelson Roy and Jenny Pierce, and completed the Summer Vocology Institute and Vocology Certificate with the National Center for Voice and Speech. Previously, Lauren has held a clinical position at the University of Kentucky's Voice and Swallow Clinic (Lexington, KY) for 2.5 years, including her clinical fellowship training, prior to joining the Lions Voice Clinic in June 2022. Although she enjoys working with patients with many different types of laryngeal disorders, she is particularly fond of assessing and treating young people with upper airway breathing disorders such as vocal cord dysfunction (VCD), paradoxical vocal fold motion (PVFM), and exercise-induced laryngeal obstruction (EILO). She presented on this topic at the 2023 Minnesota Speech-Language-Hearing Association convention. In her free time, Lauren stays busy by watching sports with her fiance, baking, and spending time at her family's lakehouse.