Stephanie joined the SAA shortly after beginning her audiology program at the University of Texas at Dallas. She immediately felt connected to the SAA’s mission and vision statement and recognized the importance of student leadership for the long-term success of the profession. During her second year, Stephanie was a national SAA committee volunteer and served as President for her local SAA chapter. With encouragement from her classmates, she applied for the President-elect position with the national SAA and was elected! The 2021-2022 term is the final year of the three-year presidential term, and Stephanie is very proud of her accomplishments, even in the face of COVID-19. Her involvement with student leadership has developed her confidence in practicing audiology and created a network of support across the U.S. She is currently employed at Lake Regional Health System in Missouri as the sole audiologist. She is looking forward to increasing services offered in rural Missouri and living the lake life in the Lake of the Ozarks.