I am an adjunct instructor and I am profoundly deaf. I am instructing American Sign Language (ASL) to students who major in education, social work, psychology, nursing and others. I also support other students who pursue a major in American Sign Language Interpreting. I instructed ASL to Eastern Washington University students years ago and now I have returned to instruct ASL to LCSC students.
I was born and raised in Lewiston, Idaho. I attended two Deaf residential schools where Deaf students can communicate with their peers and their teachers in sign language: Oregon School for the Deaf in Salem, Oregon and Idaho School for the Deaf and Blind in Gooding, Idaho. I also attended public schools in Lewiston, Idaho most of my life and in Cottonwood, Idaho during my sophmore year. I graduated from Lewiston Senior High School in Lewiston, Idaho. I attended and graduated from Gallaudet University with my Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Rochester Institute of Technology with my Master of Science in Secondary Education. I continue my education for my professional development - to attend American Sign Language Teachers Association seminars as well as interpreting workshops.
I have been an alumnus of LCSC since I took a computer class one summer. Even my aunt, mother, brother, niece, cousins and close friends attended Lewis-Clark State College. One of my cousins is a Professor at the Technical and Industrial Division. Lewis-Clark State College is a great and friendly place to go!
I love agriculture and nature photography and dachshunds as well as traveling, world geology, US history, reading and watching NFL games. I have volunteered for different organizations for 4 years at Animal Haven in Pullman, Washington (www.whitmanpets.org), Whitman County - GOP in Pullman, Washington (www.whitmancogop.org) and LCSC Avista-NAIA.in Lewiston, Idaho. And, I am an aunt of 14 nephews and nieces.
Please feel free to talk to me through email!