The Speech and Hearing Sciences Doctoral Student Association (DSA) at the University of Washington is a Ph.D. student-led organization that aims to provide a voice for doctoral students in the Speech and Hearing department.

The DSA establishes and maintains communication with faculty and facilitates community-building and support amongst the doctoral students. The DSA holds general body meetings with all Ph.D. students in the department, as well as executive board meetings, in which DSA officers plan and organize. The DSA also hosts social events to build and foster relationships amongst doctoral students.

2021-2022 DSA Officers:
President: Elise LeBovidge (
Vice-President: Amanda Ciani (
Secretary: Liesbeth Gijbels (
Treasurer: DJ Audet (
Liaison: Dale Summers (

Graduate Advisor:  TBD

If you are interested in joining the DSA, learning more about our organization, or would like to voice your concerns as a doctoral student in the department of Speech and Hearing Sciences, please contact the DSA at