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I am currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences at the University of Minnesota. 

A little bit about my background: I completed my Bachelors at the University of Minnesota and then went on to complete my Master of Science (MS) in Audiology, Doctor of Audiology (AuD) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) degrees at the University of Washington. Also completed post-doctoral training at Purdue University and the University of Minnesota. 

I am the Director of the Sensory Aids and Perception Lab, My current research is focused on improving speech understanding in noisy environments for listeners with hearing loss. My research program is centered on understanding factors that drive individual variance in rehabilitation outcomes in complex listening environments such as a busy restaurant or cocktail party. My research team splices together various research methods centered on sensory aids ( i.e. hearing aids and cochlear implants), auditory perception ( psychoacoustics of spectro-temporal processing and speech) and computational modeling (auditory periphery and central processing). 

I have over five years of experience working as a clinical audiologist. Including one year at the Veteran's Administration Center and four-plus years as a contract audiologist at Valley Medical ENT clinic in Seattle, Washington.  

My professional memberships include the American Academy of Audiology,  the Association for Research in Otolaryngology, the American Auditory Society, the American Speech and Hearing Association and Washington State Audiology. I currently serve as Ad-hoc reviewer for several journals in audiology. During my graduate work, I served on the University of Washington graduate advisory board for eight years. I was also a board member of the graduate diversity recruitment program and now serve as a McNair ambassador. I also served on the ARO diversity committee. 

I have taught and currently teach graduate and undergraduate courses at the University of Minnesota. 
  • Diagnostic Audiology 
  • Hearing Aids I 
  • Hearing Aids II
  • Hearing Measurements and Disorders (undergraduate)
  • Hearing Science (undergraduate)
During my leisure time, I enjoy reading, running, and crafting.