SPEECH PATHOLOGIST: Lakshmi Ramasamy is this week’s Welcome Wednesday.
SPEECH PATHOLOGIST: Lakshmi Ramasamy is this week’s Welcome Wednesday. Luka Kauzlaric

Speech pathologist loves everything here

YOUNG professional Lakshmi Ramasamy has joined a long list of people planning to call the Gladstone region home.

The 24-year-old speech pathologist moved to Tannum Sands from Sydney nine weeks ago and doesn't plan on leaving anytime soon.

Miss Ramasamy said she enjoyed how nice and quiet Tannum Sands was, and enjoyed having dinner nights with her new housemates.

"I'm loving it. I wanted to experience the warmer weather," she said. "I like the beach and everyone is so friendly, warm and welcoming."

Miss Ramasamy said she moved to Tannum Sands to continue her career at Port Curtis Speech Language Pathology.

"Everyone at work is really supportive and the amount of resources they have has helped me a lot," she said.

"It has been a great experience, and with me coming on board we no longer have a waiting list."

The speech pathologist said she enjoyed giving people more confidence with their social skills and could help people who were new to Australia.

"I was born in Malaysia so I speak Malay but also have an Indian background so I speak Tamil too," she said.

"Plus I understand Indonesian so I am able to help foreigners with their speech and social skills."

Miss Ramasamy said the people in the region were very articulate.

"Everyone here is fantastic, easy to talk to and understand," she said. "I'll stay here as long as I can. There is nothing I don't like about the region."



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