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Samantha is a fourth year doctoral student clinician in the Audiology (AuD) program. She is currently completing her fourth-year externship at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai. The daughter of two New York City public school teachers and the product of public schooling, Samantha is proud to be working towards her doctorate within the CUNY system.
Active engagement in research has been a constant throughout Samantha’s doctoral career; her primary areas of interest include Health Care Literacy and exploration of the audiological needs of Parkinson's patients. Under the guidance of Dr. Barbara Weinstein, Samantha has co-taught two seminars and presented three clinical posters at national Audiology conferences. She is a co-contributor to the The Ida Institute's University Course, having co-created the Health Literacy Module. Her capstone, Hearing related concerns among Parkinson's patients and their care partners, is supported by a Doctoral Student Research Grant from The CUNY Graduate Center. Samantha was recognized by The American Speech and Hearing Association as a Research Travel Awaredee in 2015 and was recently selected to attend The American Academy of Audiology's inaugural Student Leadership in Audiology Conference in April 2017. Samantha has served as the secretary of CUNY's Student Academy of Audiology as well as a student representative to the Doctoral Student Council during her doctoral tenure.
As a clinician, Samantha has had meaningful exposure to a variety of environments and patient populations, having completed clinical externships at The Mount Sinai Faculty Practice and The Brooklyn Hospital Center. Additionally, Samantha has worked in two private audiology practices during her doctoral career and continues to maintain a part-time position at a Manhattan-based practice.
As the completion of her degree draws near, Samantha is eager and excited to continue her clinical and research efforts in a professional capacity.