Riggins resume
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Location: Savannah, GA, USA
School: University of Wisconsin
Major: Audiology

Riggins resume

Amy Riggins
404 Hammocks View ● Savannah, GA ● 31410 ● USA
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Education
University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison) September 2014 – May 2018
Address: 1975 Willow Drive ● Madison, WI 53706
• Doctor of Audiology, conferred on May 11, 2018
• Cumulative GPA: 3.8 (maximum possible: 4.0)

Bethel University – St. Paul, Minnesota September 2008 – May 2012
Address: 3900 Bethel Drive ● St. Paul, MN 55112
• Bachelor of Arts Degree in English Literature, minor in Biology
• Cumulative Undergraduate GPA: 3.8 (maximum possible: 4.0)

Certifications
• Licensed Audiologist in the state of Georgia
• ASHA CCC-A
• Basic Life Support/CPR

Clinical Experience
Audiologist August 2018 – November 2019
Audiology and Hearing Aid Services, LLC
Chief Supervisor: Dr. Susan Timna
Address: 803 E 68th St, Savannah, GA 31405
• Administered comprehensive diagnostic hearing evaluations (comprised of tympanometry, pure-tone and speech audiometry, distortion product otoacoustic emissions) in audiology and otolaryngologist office settings
• Collaborated with otolaryngologists and clinical staff to ensure comprehensive and evidence-based hearing healthcare
• Maintained, troubleshooted, and programmed Grason-Stadler audiometers, tympanometers, and otoacoustic emissions instrumentation
• Administered Compensation and Pension audiologic exams for Veterans Evaluation Services
• Performed hearing aid programming and maintenance in scheduled and walk-in settings for major manufacturers including Phonak, ReSound, Starkey, Oticon, Widex, and Signia
• Documented and coded each patient interaction accurately and efficiently

Audiology Extern June 2017 – May 2018
Phoenix VA Health Care System Audiology Clinic
Chief Supervisor: Dr. Stacey Scherpf
Address: 650 E Indian School Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85012
• Administered comprehensive diagnostic hearing evaluations (comprised of a full immittance battery, pure-tone and speech audiometry, distortion product otoacoustic emissions) in the local veteran population at the main campus and three community based outpatient clinics
• Gained independence in amplification selection, fitting, programming, and maintenance in scheduled and walk-in settings for major manufacturers including Phonak, ReSound, Starkey, Oticon, and Signia
• Performed hearing evaluations, aided testing verification, cochlear implant mapping, and counseling in implantable devices rotation utilizing CI and BAHA products from major manufacturers (Cochlear, Advanced Bionics, and Med-El)
• Performed comprehensive vestibular evaluations comprised of video nystagmography (positionals/positioning and calorics testing), rotary chair, and computerized dynamic posturography (CDP)
• Partnered with VA Behavioral Health to lead Progressive Tinnitus Management support groups designed to rehabilitate veterans who experience bothersome tinnitus
• Performed hearing evaluations, hearing aid fittings, and hearing aid walk-in maintenance remotely via teleaudiology
• Documented and coded each patient interaction accurately and efficiently

Audiology Student Clinician January 2017 – May 2017
Monroe Hospital Audiology and ENT Clinic
Chief Supervisor: Dr. Dana Truttmann
Address: 515 22nd Avenue ● Monroe, WI 53566
• Administered diagnostic hearing evaluations for pediatric and adult patients from various populations and socioeconomic backgrounds using conventional audiometry, conditioned play audiometry (CPA), and visual reinforcement audiometry (VRA)
• Gained experience in amplification selection, fitting, programming, and counseling using various amplification types and manufacturers
• Performed and documented diagnostic evaluations in the Occupational Hearing Health Program

Audiology Student Clinician September 2016 - December 2016
Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Audiology Clinic
Chief Supervisor: Dr. Michelle Verheyen
Address: 8915 W Connell Ct ● Milwaukee, WI 53226
• Administered diagnostic hearing evaluations for pediatric patients from various populations and socioeconomic backgrounds using conventional audiometry, CPA, and VRA
• Gained experience in pediatric amplification selection, fitting, programming, and counseling
• Participated in universal newborn hearing screening program
• Obtained otoacoustic emissions measures on pediatric patients
• Aided in documentation following each patient interaction

Audiology Student Clinician June 2016 - August 2016
Madison VA Hospital Audiology and ENT Clinic
Chief Supervisors: Dr. Melissa Fry
Address: 2500 Overlook Terrace ● Madison, WI 53705
• Administered diagnostic hearing evaluations for adult patients in the veteran population
• Gained experience in amplification selection, fitting, programming, and maintenance in scheduled and walk-in settings
• Performed aural rehabilitation and walk-in services in the telehealth setting to Community Based Outpatient Clinics in Wisconsin and Illinois
• Accurately documented patient interactions and treatments


Audiology Student Clinician September 2014 - May 2016
UW-Madison Speech and Hearing Clinic (UWSHC)
Chief Supervisor: Dr. Amy Kroll
Address: 1975 Willow Drive ● Madison, WI 53706
• Administered diagnostic hearing evaluations for pediatric and adult patients
• Gained experience in hearing aid selection, fitting, programming, and maintenance
• Obtained diagnostic auditory brainstem responses in adult patients
• Obtained diagnostic otoacoustic emissions measures on pediatric patients
• Performed hearing and speech screenings for children in the Dane County Headstart program and adults in the UW Occupational Health Program
• Prepared pre-reports prior to seeing patients and post-reports following each patient
• Efficiently and accurately produced documentation and billing for each patient

Research and Other Professional Experience
Student Capstone Project September 2016 – May 2017
• Composed a literature review concerning Parkinson’s Disease (PD) and a guide of considerations for clinical audiologic testing and rehabilitation of PD patients
• Partnered with the WI chapter of the American Parkinson’s Disease Association to create a website and written educational materials concerning audiology aimed at individuals living with PD

National Institutes of Health T35 Research Trainee May 2015 - August 2015
Principal Investigator: Dr. Robert Folmer, PhD
Address: National Center for Rehabilitative Auditory Research, Portland VA Hospital ● 3710 SW US Veterans Hospital Rd ● Portland, OR, 97239
• Analyzed data concerning the effects of PD on communication, hearing health, and peripheral and central auditory processing at the National Center for Rehabilitative Auditory Research
• Gained familiarity with administering and analyzing long latency auditory evoked potentials, various research and clinical questionnaires, CDP, the video head impulse test, Progressive Tinnitus Management, and a large battery of clinical- and research-oriented adult central auditory processing behavioral tests
• Attended statistics, psychoacoustics, and research ethics courses; grand rounds; a tinnitus support group for veterans and their families; and monthly Institute seminars focusing on various hearing and balance research topics
• Conducted outreach to veterans and their families at the Oregon Veterans Benefit Expo in Salem, Oregon
• Presented research at the National Center for Rehabilitative Auditory Research (August 2015), the Aging and Speech Communication Conference (October 2015), the University of Wisconsin-Madison Communication Sciences and Disorders Proseminar Poster Session (November 2015), and the American Auditory Society Scientific and Technology Conference (March 2016)

Student Laboratory Assistant August 2014 – February 2017
Address: Russell Laboratories ● 1730 Linden Drive ● Madison, WI 53706
• Supervised and maintained the Seed Savers Exchange backup potato collection in the Charkowski Plant Pathology Laboratory utilizing sterile tissue culture technique
• Designed an effective database in Microsoft Excel for other researchers and lab technicians to use
• Efficiently and accurately documented data in database

Starbucks Barista February 2014-August 2014
Address: 8508 Valley Creek Rd • St. Paul, MN 55125
• Interfaced with customers in order to make beverages and food while creating a welcoming and productive social and work environment
• Aided in stocking and organizing merchandise in store

Kohl’s Associate June 2012-August 2012
Address: 7100 Valley Creek Plaza • Woodbury, MN 55125
• Interfaced with customers in order to conduct sales, returns, phone calls, and to solve other customer service and cashiering issues
• Aided in organizing merchandise in store
• Conducted basic banking duties such as counting money and collecting payments for Kohl’s Credit Cards

Grants, Honors, and Awards
• UW Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders Scholarship Recipient, 2017
• American Academy of Audiology Foundation Judith Blumsack Scholarship Recipient, 2016
• NIH T35 Research Trainee, 2015
• Bethel University Honors Program Graduate, 2012
• Bethel University Edgren Research Scholarship Recipient, 2011
• Bethel University Dean’s List and Scholarship Recipient, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
• Bethel University Vocal Performance Scholarship recipient, 2008, 2009, 2010

Publications and Presentations
Folmer, R., Vachhani, J., Theodoroff, S., Ellinger, R., & Riggins, A. (2017). Auditory Processing Abilities of Parkinson's Disease Patients. BioMed Research International,2017, 2618587.

American Auditory Society Scientific and Technology Conference Poster Presenter, 2016

Aging and Speech Communication Conference Poster Presenter, 2015

Baylor University Symposium of Faith and Culture research presenter, 2011

Extracurricular and Volunteer Activities
• American Auditory Society Scientific and Technology Conference Attendee March 2018
• Communications Chair for Student Academy of Audiology January – December 2016
o UW-Madison chapter
o Active board member
• 2016 Starkey University Attendee
• Hearing Screening Volunteer at Porchlight Shelter Health Screenings April 2016
• UWSHC organizer and volunteer at the Capitol Lakes Healthy Aging Fair April 2016
• Hearing Screening Volunteer at Oregon, WI pre-school screenings September 2015
• Wisconsin Speech and Hearing Association Conference Attendee February 2015

audiology diagnostics, counseling, word processing, healthcare communication, hearing aids, tinnitus