EDUCATION

Doctorate of Audiology (Au.D.) December 2009

San Diego State University/University of California, San Diego

Doctoral Project: Attitudes Toward Wearing Hearing Protection in College and High School Students

Bachelor of Science, Speech Language Pathology May 2005

University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA


CLINICAL EXPERIENCE

Clinical Audiologist, Kaiser Permanente Hearing Center Daly City Winter 2009-Present

  • Prescribe, fit, and program hearing aids, hearing aid accessories, and assistive listening devices:

Lyric, Oticon, Phonak, Resound, Siemens, Starkey, Widex

  • Modify and repair various types and styles of hearing aids in a range of conditions
  • Fit a wide range of custom earplugs and earmolds, including musician plugs, in-ear monitors, and custom electronic hearing protection
  • Perform audiometry and immittance tests to evaluate hearing loss and hearing aid candidacy
  • Execute vestibular testing to determine vestibular function
  • Create and teach aural rehabilitation classes to Kaiser members, university students, and general public
  • Outreach work to Kaiser physicians (Primary Care and Head & Neck) about diagnostic audiology, hearing aids, and aural rehab
  • Counsel and educate patients on hearing loss, aural rehab, and communication skills
  • Supervise and mentor fourth year audiology externs and prospective audiology doctoral students

Fourth Year Externship, Veterans Affairs San Diego Medical Center Summer 2008-Summer 2009

  • Performed audiometry and immittance tests to evaluate hearing loss and hearing aid candidacy
  • Conducted electrophysiological tests (ASSR, ABR, VEMP, ECoG, OAEs) to determine and confirm site of lesion
  • Executed vestibular testing to determine vestibular function (Posturography, ENG/VNG, RVT, calorics, positioning/positionals)
  • Prescribed, fit, and programmed hearing aids and assistive listening devices
  • Counseled and educated patients on hearing loss, aural rehab, and communication skills
  • Modified and repaired various types and styles of hearing aids in a range of conditions

STUDENT CLINICAL EXPERIENCE

Rady Children’s Hospital of San Diego Spring 2008

Veterans Affairs San Diego Medical Center Fall/Winter 2007

North County Audiology, San Diego, CA Summer 2007

UCSD Head and Neck Department, San Diego, CA 2006-2007

SDSU Audiology Clinic, San Diego, CA 2005-2006

  • Selected, fit, and programed hearing aids & FM systems from a variety of manufacturers for children and adults
  • Helped test and troubleshoot FM systems for the Poway Unified School District
  • Performed audiometry and immittance tests to evaluate hearing loss and hearing aid candidacy
  • Performed behavioral tests (BOA, VRA, COR, CPA) to evaluate hearing loss in children ages birth to 18 years
  •  Assisted in cochlear implant mapping, programming, and intraoperative reverse telemetry
  • Conducted electrophysiological tests (ABR, ASSR, Stacked ABR, ECoG, CHAMP, VEMP, OAEs) to determine thresholds to confirm site of lesion
  • Monitored medication ototoxity in patients with cystic fibrosis
  • Conducted videonystagmography testing to assess vestibular function in patients
  • Conducted the Hearing In Noise Test to assess police officer hearing ability in difficult listening environments

NON-CLINICAL WORK/VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE

Board Member, University of the Pacific Audiology Advisory Board, San Francisco, CA 2014-Present

  • Mentor prospective and incoming audiology doctoral students
  • Provide feedback on proposed courses and program curriculum
  • Attend advisory board meetings for the new Pacific audiology program
  • Participate in the accreditation site visit for the University of the Pacific audiology program

Research Assistant, UCSD Auditory Research Laboratory, San Diego, CA 2006-2007

  • Isolated the spiral ganglion within the organ of Corti of wild type mice
  • Analyzed and verified Brn 3.1 gene promoter
  • Prepared vectors for truncated Brn 3.1 gene promoter

Graduate Assistant, SDSU Department of Audiology, San Diego, CA 2005-2007

  • Analyzed formant frequencies and bandwidths for auditory wordlist research
  • Distributed/evaluated iPod listening habit surveys for hearing conservation research
  • Investigated articles related to OAEs, diabetes and hearing loss, and hearing conservation

CONFERENCES & WORKSHOPS

  • Starkey Hearing Innovation Expo – 2016
  • American Academy of Audiology Convention – 2001, 2006-2009, 2011, 2015
  • California Academy of Audiology Convention – 2006, 2009, 2010, 2012
  • Siemens Active Kids and Teens Workshop – 2014
  • Kaiser Permanente Tinnitus Conference – 2010
  • American Auditory Society Conference – 2008, 2009
  • An Overview of Intraoperative Monitoring Workshop – 2009
  • Phonak University Summer Camp – 2006, 2007
  • Auditory Evaluation for Infants Referred from Newborn Hearing Screening Course – 2005

MEMBERSHIPS & LICENSES

  • Utah Audiology License (dispensing & diagnostic) – March, 2016-Present
  • Member of the Kaiser Permanente Hearing Aid Technology Committee – 2012-Present
  • Certificate of completion for American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Providers (CPR & AED) – 2011-Present
  • California Audiology License (dispensing & diagnostic) – 2009-Present
  • California Hearing Aid Dispensers License – 2009-Present
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology – 2009-Present
  • Member of the California Academy of Audiology – 2009-Present
  • Member of the American Tinnitus Association – 2009-Present