I am a graduate student in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, but I am a Midwesterner at heart (born and raised in Chicago, Illinois). My research pertains to hearing aids and cochlear implants. I travel a lot and love learning about different people and different cultures. I am both a creative person and a math person. I am super easygoing and dig all things local. People often tell me that I have a contagious laugh and that makes me smile.