Reynita Alcisto, AuD. received her Doctor of Audiology degree from Washington University in St. Louis, MO. As a student at Wash U , Dr. Alcisto created a word recognition tool to use when testing individuals in her native language of Ilocano. This study was published in the Philippine Journal of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. She remains an editor for this journal. Dr. Alcisto has been an Audiologist since 2007. She received training at the Tripler Army Medical Center in Hawai’i where she worked with adult and pediatric populations. She spent several years as a pediatric audiologist at the House Ear Institute – CARE Center where she gained experience in diagnostics, hearing aid fitting, bone conduction hearing aids, and cochlear implants. Dr. Alcisto gained additional experience working as a clinical specialist for Cochlear Americas. As a clinical specialist she had the privilege of providing clinical recommendations and guidance for the most unique and challenging cochlear implant cases in her territory. Following her passion for patient care, she returned to the clinical setting as a Senior Audiologist at the House Children’s Hearing Center of UCLA for over 5 years. For the last 3 years, Dr. Alcisto has worked in a private practice setting with adults and pediatrics with the goal of making cochlear implant services more accessible. Dr. Alcisto was born and raised in Wahiawa, Hawai’i. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two children. She enjoys traveling locally and internationally with her family. She also enjoys working with non-profit organizations providing audiology services to children in orphanages in Mexico. She is bilingual in English and Ilocano.