I am a Pediatric Audiologist and Clinical Assistant Professor of Audiology at Utah State University. I received my undergraduate degree with a major in Speech Language Pathology and minor in Cognitive Neuroscience from San Diego State University and went on to receive my doctoral degree in Audiology from Indiana University.
My current position is mainly in the clinic seeing pediatric patients and precepting graduate students; however, I also teach graduate courses. In the clinic, I provide diagnostic evaluations for children birth to 21 years of age (though sometimes my heart won’t let the young adults leave if they want to stay with me), I fit hearing aids, bone conduction devices, FM systems and work with cochlear implants. I also provide Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) evaluations. Since 2019,I have been a part of the Integrated Assessment (IA) team at USU, where I screen hearing for children prior to their evaluations for behavioral, academic or other developmental concerns. The team inspired me to participate in URLEND and I look forward to incorporating this experience into my practice.
I am a California native who could not get out of the city fast enough. I love living in Logan, UT and have found comfort in outdoor activities like camping, hiking, paddle boarding, and more. I named my sweet rescue husky Logan when I first adopted her in 2017, which I took as a sign when I was offered the position here in 2018. I enjoy creative and musical activities like playing my guitar, tap dancing and painting.