Morgan Hickey is the 2021-2022 South Dakota national Student Academy of Audiology (SAA) State Ambassador. She is a second-year audiology student at the University of South Dakota in Vermillion, South Dakota. She earned a BS in communication sciences and disorders with a minor in child and adolescent development. Last year, Morgan served as a Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) trainee for the state of South Dakota. Her current areas of audiologic interest include pediatric diagnostics and amplification, educational audiology, midwestern, rural, and indigenous communities, and advocacy work at the local, state, and national levels.

This year as the SAA State Ambassador for South Dakota, Morgan looks forward to connecting with other students and professionals across the nation. She is also hoping to be involved in the upcoming legislation in South Dakota relative to audiology.