Keyara and Teyara Watson-Love, are both identical twins from the fifth ward area of Houston, Texas. They made history as both of them graduate from Lamar University with Master’s degrees simultaneously in Speech-Language Pathology, this is a profession where only a few African American women are rarely studied.
The 24-year-old sisters credited their achievements to their parents, Michael and Sarah, who have wanted and encouraged them to get an education.
At a young age, Keyara and Teyara graduated from E.L. Furr High School with the highest honors and were in the top 10 percent of their graduating class. They went on to attend Texas Woman’s University in Denton, Texas where they received their Bachelors of Science Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders of Oral Health with Summa Cum Laude and Magna Cum Laude honors.
They were both in extracurricular activities. They were a part of many different organizations such as CAID and SOCS which are geared toward speech and hearing sciences.
According to them, they decided to go into this profession because they love helping others and serving their communities, and they find communication difficulties interesting. They comment, “As little girls, we watched our grandmother Ruth Watson help so many people throughout their lives. She had a very big heart and she never hesitated to give anyone a helping hand whenever she could.”
Keyara and Teyara also revealed their love for God and believe that this has helped them get to where they are today. Both of them are now successfully working in their fields of expertise. Keyara works at Eastview Healthcare and Rehabilitation and Teyara works at Copperfield Healthcare and Rehabilitation in the Houston area.
Their jobs involve serving patients in nursing homes with speech, language, cognition, and swallowing difficulties. Just like their grandmother taught them, they want to be as much of a help to others as she was to the ones she knew and cared for.