Janna Hines Orr is the 2023-2024 president for the Student Academy of Audiology (SAA). She is originally from South Carolina and holds an associate’s degree in early care and education from Midlands Technical College (2017), as well as a bachelor of science degree in communication sciences and disorders from Georgia Southern University (2020). She will be graduating from Washington University School of Medicine this upcoming May. Janna has been involved in the national SAA for the past three years and is excited to continue to be a part of such an active organization for students. Her goals for SAA this year are to increase collaboration across organizations for student benefit and to continue to assist in keeping the SAA running smoothly. Her interests in audiology include neurodevelopmental disabilities, pediatrics, vestibular disorders, and research.

Janna is currently completing her fourth-year externship at the Texas Hearing Institute in Houston, Texas. In her free time, Janna loves reading, exploring the city, playing with her cat, Jambalaya Sam, and trying out new recipes with her husband.