Kristina DeRoy Milvae is the director of the Listening Experience Lab. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communicative Disorders and Sciences at the University at Buffalo. She completed postdoctoral training at the University of Maryland College Park. She previously earned Au.D. and Ph.D. degrees in Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences at Purdue University, and she earned a B.S. degree in Communication Disorders at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
She has a passion for hearing research and is focused on answering questions that will have a positive impact on audiologic care. She shares this passion with her students and is committed to providing mentorship and research opportunities to students from diverse backgrounds in an environment of support and encouragement.
Mythili Thamilchelvam graduated from SUNY University at Buffalo with a BA in Psychology. For her Honor’s Project, she studied the association between Emotional Intelligence (EI), Auditory Emotion Recognition, and Pitch Imitation. This sparked her interest in doing research in the auditory domain. She plans to pursue a PhD in the future.
Graduate Student Researchers
Shifali Chambers is a Doctor of Audiology student at SUNY University at Buffalo (Class of 2026). She received her Bachelor of Arts degrees from CUNY Queens College. During her undergraduate career, she studied Communication Sciences and Disorders and Psychology. Shifali is looking forward to engaging in research and becoming a well-informed clinician who will advocate for her patients.
Khori Cioli is a third-year Doctor of Audiology student at SUNY University At Buffalo. She obtained my undergraduate degree in communication disorders at SUNY New Paltz. She is excited to be a part of the lab and hopes to hone her skills as a researcher moving forward. Khori hopes to specialize in tinnitus management later on in her career.
Amrietaa Sathasivam is a third-year audiology graduate student at SUNY University at Buffalo. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Health Science and Women and Gender studies from Stony Brook University. With prior experience working with tinnitus research, Amrietaa is looking to broaden her knowledge and skills by conducting research focusing to aid cochlear implant users. She also aspires to go into private practice with a focus on tinnitus management.
Uzaira Sethi is a second-year Doctor of Audiology student at SUNY University at Buffalo. She earned a Bachelor of Public Health from the University of Waterloo. Her interest in Audiology began after volunteering at a Hearing Solutions Clinic in Toronto. She is looking forward to exploring the different aspects of audiologic care especially geriatric audiology and vestibular diagnostic testing. Uzaira is excited to engage with research projects to enhance her skills and leave a positive influence on audiologic care.
Emily Silhan is a third-year Doctor of Audiology student at SUNY University At Buffalo. She successfully completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences from Hofstra University, where she also pursued minors in Music and Disability Studies. Emily’s academic journey has prepared her for a future career as a clinical audiologist, with a specific interest in occupational hearing conservation.
Molly Stolze is a fourth-year audiology graduate student at SUNY University at Buffalo. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Disorders from Truman State University with minors in Music and Psychology. Molly is looking forward to pursuing a career as a pediatric audiologist, and hopes to specialize in electrophysiology measures and auditory processing disorder (APD) evaluations.
Gabrielle Tantleff is a second-year student in the Doctor of Audiology graduate program. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Delaware. During her undergraduate career, she studied Cognitive Science, and completed minors in Human Development and Family Sciences and Disability Studies. She also held the treasurer position for the National Student Speech-Language and Hearing chapter at UD. As she enters the field of audiology, she is becoming even more fascinated by clinical practice and all the new technological advancements. She looks forward to engaging in research and continuing her training to become a knowledgeable and skilled clinician.
Everett Ware is a third-year Doctor of Audiology student at SUNY University at Buffalo. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Speech and Hearing Science from The Ohio State University. Everett aspires to work as a clinical audiologist with a focus on vestibular and/or auditory processing disorder (APD) evaluations.
Undergraduate Student Researcher
Claire Kitts is an undergraduate student at SUNY University at Buffalo. Currently, she is finishing her degree in health and human services concentrated in early childhood. She also has two minors in communication sciences and global gender studies that have aided her interest and involvement in the career of audiology. She is in the advanced honors program at UB, and has several years of professional work experience with children between the ages of four and thirteen which has shaped her curiosity in pediatric audiology. She will be applying to AuD schools this winter in hopes of attending in Fall 2024.