Degree(s): PhD Cognition and Neuroscience, The University of Texas at Dallas, In Progress
MSc Engineering Acoustics, Technical University of Denmark, 2015
Thesis project investigating the use of auditory brainstem responses to screen for small tumors.
BSE Acoustical Engineering & Music, The Hartt School/University of
Current Employment/Employer(s): Awarded the first-ever Founders Distinguished Graduate Fellowship: focusing on auditory neuroscience, possibly the use of vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) therapy paired with tones as a treatment for tinnitus
Former Employment/Employer(s): Research Engineer @ Interacoustics Research Unit
Advice for Current Students:
1. Don’t be afraid to explore other ways besides performance to make a career out of music. They’re out there, I promise.
2. Never stop listening.
3. Learn a bit about how your ears and your hearing work; you can even ask me if you want!
4. …remember to use the Tuning CD.
Anything else you want to add regarding your current life? I am building a career out of understanding the human relationship with sound. So far that has included the ways sound can be used in medicine to diagnose and treat disorders affecting the auditory system. One day I hope to give music back to the people who have lost it. I’m sure that what happens in between will be just as exciting.