Why are you interested in joining the national SAA Board of Directors?

I am interested in being on the board to collaborate with those outside of my program, creating new ideas and resources that will positively influence the field.

What unique traits or skills will you bring to a leadership position with the national SAA?

I am an African American as well as hard of hearing. Although the number of hard of hearing audiologists or African American audiologist is growing, it’s still very small. I am able to speak for students who have hearing loss as well as other students who look like me.

If you could change one thing about the profession of audiology, what would it be?

Make the field a more diverse/inclusive profession.