Stanford Ear Institute Current Externs



Isabel (Izzy) Herb is a third year adult-focused extern at the Stanford Ear Institute. Izzy earned her Bachelors of Science in Communication Science and Disorders, as well as her Bachelors of Arts in Sociology from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. During her time at Miami she was a three time school record holder and scholarship student athlete competing in swimming, and seeks to translate skills from athletics into her healthcare practice. At Northwestern, Izzy worked in the Central Auditory Physiology lab under Dr. Jason Sanchez, AuD/PhD, looking at how the central auditory physiology system is involved in the question of cochlear synaptopathy. She is specifically interested in vestibular assessment and electrophysiology, but enjoys using all aspects of audiology to best diagnose and treat her patients. Izzy hopes to pursue a PhD in the future, specifically targeting how hearing healthcare can be made accessible to all populations. 

Alejandra Ocampo earned her Bachelor of Arts in Communication Disorders and Sciences from California State University, Northridge where she will complete her Doctorate in Audiology in 2023. Though Alejandra appreciates all aspects of pediatric Audiology, specific areas of interest include electrophysiologic assessments and cochlear implants, and she looks forward to expanding upon these skillsets at Stanford Medicine Children's Health. Additionally, Alejandra is passionate about making audiologic care accessible to Spanish-speaking families and hopes to one day provide comprehensive, family-centered audiologic services to underserved communities.

Emily Burg is a clinic/research fellow at the Stanford Ear Institute. She completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2017. She is enrolled in the dual AuD/PhD program at UW, and just recently defended her dissertation to complete her PhD in May of 2022. Under the guidance of Dr. Ruth Litovsky, her dissertation work focused on understanding factors that limit binaural hearing outcomes in cochlear implant patients. She is continuing to expand her research skills this year under the mentorship of Dr. Matthew Fitzgerald. Clinically, she enjoys all aspects of Audiology, but has a strong interest in cochlear implants and has a passion for working with the geriatric population.

Chi Tran is a fourth-year Doctor of Audiology student at the University of Texas at Dallas where she also earned her Bachelor of Science in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. Chi feels honored to have the opportunity to learn from the outstanding audiologists at Stanford Medicine Children's Health. She loves all aspects of pediatric diagnostics and treatment, especially cochlear and bone conduction implants. Chi is passionate about humanitarian audiology and hopes to one day advocate for optimal access to language and communication for the pediatric population inside and outside of the US.