The purpose of the ADA Student Academy of Doctors of Audiology (SADA) is to serve the varied needs and concerns of student and emerging graduated members of ADA. SADA will collaborate with the ADA Board of Directors, ADA committees and others to develop educational resources and programming for students, participate in advocacy initiatives to advance student interests, and disseminate relevant information to students.
In accordance with the guidelines established for the Academy of Doctors of Audiology, SADA will be supported by the SADA Council. The Council will be comprised of a minimum of nine (9) ADA Student Members, who will serve for a one-year term, and who may be eligible for re-appointment. SADA Council Members are expected to attend monthly Council meetings via teleconference (every attempt will be made to schedule them at a time convenient to all) , to participate in Council projects by providing insight and expertise, and to support the mission and objectives of ADA and its student members. Note: We do recognize that university requirements and student obligations may prevent participation, particularly at certain times during the year.
Glenn is a 4th year AuD student at Salus University. His interests include geriatrics, tinnitus relief and management, and balance disorders. He currently is an extern at a private practice in Lancaster, PA where he sees adult and pediatric hearing aid fittings, tinnitus evaluations, and newborn hearing screenings. He used his free time during quarantine to cook more and learn how to knit. He was on the board last year as member relations chair and is excited to serve as president this year.
Tamahra Navarrete is a first-year Au.D. student at A.T. Still University in Mesa, Arizona with an undergraduate degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences from Arizona State University. Her interests include both geriatrics and pediatrics, cochlear implants, interoperative monitoring, and advocating and raising awareness for underserved communities. In her spare time, Tamahra enjoys hiking, weight training, reading, and spending time with her son Mason and the rest of her family.
Ce'Nandra Franklin is currently a second year doctoral of audiology student at Idaho State University. In her undergraduate degree, she majored in CSD with a focus on audiology, completed a business certificate from the McCombs school of and achieved a minor in ASL from the University of Texas at Austin. After graduating from her undergraduate studies, she worked for a year as an audiology assistant at a private practice setting in her hometown. Ce'Nandra is excited to learn more about how to advocate for the field of audiology, combining her interests of advocacy and business. Her clinical interests include but are not limited to cochlear Implants, vestibular testing and treatment, and working with special populations such as children and persons that are bilingual. Her hobbies include dancing, cooking, going to the gym and hiking in the mountains.
Kristen Grosso is a current SADA communication Co-chair who is grateful to share this position with Abigail Possinger. Her current role as the Diversity and Inclusion chair of her audiology cohort is what gave her the confidence to take on this position in SADA. She is a first-year student at Wayne State University and is currently gaining experience through clinical rotations at the Henry Ford Hospitals in Michigan. She is entering this field with an interest in private practice, research in vestibular disorders and rehabilitation. When she isn't occupied by school, Kristen enjoys drawing traveling and playing the piano.
Abigail Possinger is the current SADA communications co-chair. She brings experience to the table through her current role as secretary of her audiology cohort and her role as a Pennsylvania Academy of Audiology student ambassador. She is a fourth year student at Salus University and is currently completing her externship at The Hearing Center at Connecticut ENT Medical and Surgical Specialists, PC. She enjoys working with pediatric patients, the D/deaf community, and a range of hearing assistive technologies. In her spare time she practices her skills for roller derby and watches her favorite horror movies with her girlfriend and their pets.
Garrett is a first-year Au.D. student at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. He is most interested in electrophysiology and its application in intra-operative monitoring. He is passionate about the education of future audiology students and hopes to enrich the resources available for current Au.D. students during his time as a co-chair. In his leisure time, he likes to kayak Michigan lakes, cook spicy Thai food, and read anything by John Irving.
My name is Cindy Jimenez. I am a second-year Au.D student at A.T. Still University in Arizona. After being a student liaison for SADA in Fall 2019, I decided to become more involved with SADA. I enjoy gathering information and sharing it with others. So, I stepped up and decided to run for the education chair. I am proud and honored to share this role with Garrett Findlater. My goal as an aspiring audiologist is to connect with patients and their loved ones in order to improve their quality of life. I would love to help people overcome any hearing and balance obstacles that have caused a significant impact on their life. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family and going on mini-adventures.
Heather is a second year AuD student at Towson University in Towson, MD. She is interested in pediatric and geriatric audiology, with the goal of increasing access to hearing health care to individuals in underserved communities. Heather is passionate about social activism and serving her Baltimore City community. She is excited to be a part of the Student Academy of Doctors of Audiology in her effort to advocate for audiology as a profession and the patients we serve. In her spare time, she likes to read, cook, run, and spend time outdoors.
My name is Lucky Nanduri and I am currently a first year AuD student at Northwestern University. I am still exploring my interests in audiology as I learn more and more through my classes but I do hope to work in a VA hospital after graduating. A fun fact about me is that I love doing makeup!