Samantha Espinal, a third year student in our Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) program, is one of six recipients of the American Academy of Audiology Foundation’s 2021 Empowering Students Scholarship. This is a competitive award that recognizes students who show exceptional promise as clinical audiologists. Says Dr. Chizuka Tamaki, Au.D. program director. “We are thrilled to see that Samantha's passion and professionalism, that we have always known, has been recognized at the national level.” Espinal is from Pembroke Pines, Florida. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Florida. Her clinical interests include pediatric audiology, early identification, and language acquisition. Congratulations!