ILAA Student Board

About Us

The Illinois Academy of Audiology (ILAA) is proud to welcome and support student members from the five wonderful audiology doctoral programs in the state.  Student support takes the form of scholarships, research support, volunteer and leadership opportunities, and guidance in the transition from student to professional life. Student members join us on legislative outreach trips and help to judge state science fair entries. Join ILAA as an audiology student member today!


ILAA members are invited to monthly networking events across the state. 

Student members have the opportunity to network with other students and current audiologists at conferences.

Networking is a low-pressure way to make a great first impression on a future employer. 

Jobs and Externships

Army Externship


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We know graduate school is expensive. Click to learn more about current scholarships.


It is the responsibility of audiologists and audiology students to advocate for patients and the field of Audiology. ILAA members are provided resources to stay informed about advocacy at the state level.

Meet the Student Board

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Samantha Schneider

Student Board Chair

Rush University

Stephanie Feller


Rush University

Emily Ferguson


Illinois State University

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Emelina Johnson


Northern Illinois University

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Briana Arzuaga


University of Illinois

Kaitlin Engelke


Northwestern University

Our Mission

At ILAA we encourage our students to promote Audiology. Across the five AuD universities, student members gain visibility within their communities through various projects. 

Special Olympics
Hustle 4 Hearing
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Doctor of Audiology Programs in Illinois

Northern Illinois University

3100 Sycamore Road, DeKalb, IL 60115

Illinois State University

Fairchild Hall, 408 Dry Grove Street, Normal, IL 61761

University of Illinois

901 S. Sixth St., Champaign, IL 61820

Northwestern University

Frances Searle Building
2240 Campus Drive
Evanston, IL 60208

Rush University

600 S. Paulina St., Chicago, IL 60612


1. How do I join ILAA as a student?

We would love to have you! Joining is easy and quick. Visit the Membership Page and fill out the Student Application!

2. How much does it cost to join ILAA as a student?

Dues are $25 annually.

3. How do I renew membership?

Membership for the 2020/2021 year starts in August. Look for an email with the application to renew or register.


4. Do I have to be a member to attend the annual ILAA conference? How do I register?

No. You do not have to be a member to attend the convention. There will be discounts for the convention if you are an ILAA member. For students, there will be scholarship opportunities to attend the conference as well as opportunities to volunteer.  Look in the events category for more information.

5. Will I get a discount on the conference if I register early?

Yes, there will be an early bird registration.


6. How do I volunteer?

Students: check with your school's volunteer representative to see what volunteer opportunities there are. You can also email or ilaastudent and see if there are any open committees or projects. 

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