"It is important to like what you do!".
Hearing loss is the most isolating, handicapping condition. It can prevent individuals from staying connected with family, friends and colleagues.
I am fortunate to be in a career that allows me to join people, lifestyle and technology to stay actively engaged in their everyday activities.
I’m from Guam, a paradise island very different from Chicago, especially in the winter. I received
both my undergraduate and graduate degrees in Wisconsin; Marquette University and University of
Wisconsin-Madison. At the age of 44, and after 20 years in this career, I began my doctorate program.
My children will report that you're never too old to learn!
My mother has Meniere's Disease and has lost a substantial amount of hearing in her left ear. She also
suffers from tinnitus (ringing) in her left ear. So I know first-hand how hearing loss, dizziness and
tinnitus can impact one’s life. With medical treatment and rehabilitation, my mom is able to remain
State of Illinois, Audiologist, 2012
State of Michigan, Audiologist 2008
Recipient of Professional Technical Award, Board of Regents, University of Guam, 1988
Mother of the Year Award; presented by daughter Mariana, Mother's Day 2012
The best award is when patients refer their families and friends to me without incentive. That is the
greatest compliment I have received.
Marquette University, B.S. In Communication Disorders
University of Wisconsin-Madison, M.S. In Audiology
A.T. Still University, Au.D.
American Speech-Language and Hearing Association