My name is Karla Quinones, and I am a second-year doctoral audiology student. My professional areas of interest include pediatric audiology, electrophysiology, and implantable devices. In early May of 2013, I joined the state-of-art Central Auditory Physiology Lab, which has taught me invaluable lessons in research design and ingenuity. My capstone project, Mechanisms Underlying Short-Term Synaptic Plasticity in the Lower Auditory Brainstem, has provided me with a solid foundation in electrophysiology, particularly in the developing auditory system. My capstone project, featured at the American Academy of Audiology’s (AAA) research poster session, was the recipient of the James Jerger Award for Excellence in Student Research. In my free time, I enjoy brewing adult beverages, taking my pug-french bulldog, Sadie, to the dog park, and binging on Netflix TV shows.