My clinical specialty is audiology, and I’m actively involved in the Hearing Conservation Program. I perform auditory brainstem response (ABR) and behavioral hearing testing. I enjoy working with pediatric patients while keeping the whole family unit in mind. It is important to include parents and other family members in decision-making about hearing healthcare. Caring for children with hearing challenges can take a village!
I’ve always wanted to work in a field where I could help people. In audiology, I feel I make a difference in lives that might not otherwise be touched. My love for pediatrics came to fruition when I was offered a pediatric clinical experience in graduate school. I knew that I wanted to be a pediatric audiologist from that point on.
In a previous employment opportunity, I worked closely with medically complex inpatients in the neonatal intensive care unit. This experience provided me with the unique skill to look at the child as a whole, not just from my specialty. I learned how to communicate with patients at all levels of care and families from all walks of life. I am very grateful for that experience and how it helped shape my practice with my current outpatient populations.
I am married, and I’m originally from Ohio. I am an avid home chef and dog lover. In my free time, I enjoy hiking.