Name: Conner Lee Jansen
University: University of Texas at Dallas (UTD)
Year in Program: First Year
Committee: Communications Committee (Social Media Subcommittee)
Why did you decide to become an SAA committee volunteer?
I decided to become an SAA committee member because I really wanted to get involved more with SAA. I have always sought out opportunities to give back to organizations I love, and becoming an SAA committee member was the first thing that came up. I feel that advocacy and leadership, especially in the profession of audiology, and communication sciences and disorders in general, is so important and essential to the success of our profession.
What are you most excited to contribute to your committee?
I am really excited to contribute ideas to reach out in more relevant ways and encourage our members to take active roles in advocating for our field.
Within the field of audiology, what are your primary interests?
I know it’s cliche for a first year to be interested in everything, but every time I learn new things in our field I continue to fall in love with it. That being said, what got my interest started in audiology was learning about cochlear implants. I also have an interest in auditory processing disorder. One last topic that has peaked my interest recently, mainly due to the lab I joined at UTD under Dr. Colleen LePrell, is hearing conservation.
Fun fact about yourself?
A fun fact about myself: I am a super Lord of the Rings nerd…and Batman nerd…and Marvel nerd…and audiology nerd.
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