Who We Are


Major: Chemistry

Hometown: Fairfax, Virginia

Clubs/Activities: Tiger Cues, Deaf Basketball Association, Deaf Volleyball Associate, adventurous activities.

Hobbies/Interests: I love to play video games, hang out with friends and travel!

What I Like Best About RIT: Communication access because it has everything that I need, such as interpreting and notetaking.

Favorite T.V Show: Anything related to crime scene investigation or naval criminal investigation.

Fun Fact About Me: I love trying or doing new things-I am a risk taker!


Major: Laboratory Science Technology

Hometown: Merced, California

Why I Chose RIT: I chose RIT because it offered the major I wanted to study. They have both worlds—deaf and hearing—on campus. I also came here to see what it's like to live on and experience the East coast. 

Clubs/Activities: Hands of Fire, Cru (a Christian organization), Latin American Deaf Club. 

Hobbies/Interests: I love listening to music and running.

What I Like Best About RIT: There are so many different people you meet. Not only that, RIT has the best of both worlds!

Favorite T.V. Show: “Criminal Minds,” “Sundance” and “CSI.” 

Fun Fact About Me: When I was a freshman student here at RIT, I dyed my hair blue!


Major: Biochemistry

Hometown: New York, New York 

Clubs/Activities: Coach for Deaf Basketball Association (DBA) 

Hobbies/Interests: Watch TV and read books regarding cultural history. I also like to be outdoors. 

What I Like Best About RIT: Plenty of haunted houses around RIT. 

Favorite T.V Show: "The Walking Dead," "Fear of the Walking Dead," "Bar Rescue," "Codename: Kids Next Door," "Supernatural," "Ed 'n Eddie," "Dexter's Laboratory," "Tom and Jerry," "Powerpuff Girls" and "Courage the Cowardly Dog." 

Fun Fact About Me: I love Halloween themes and snow.  


Major: American Sign Language-English Interpretation and Psychology

Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Clubs/Activities: ASL club

Hobbies/Interests: I typically spend my free time exploring Rochester and the surrounding area.

What I Like Best About RIT: The large campus, but still has a small school feel.

Favorite T.V Show: "Breaking Bad"

Fun fact: I've been in a hot air balloon.


Major: Mechanical Engineering

Hometown: Newcastle, Washington

Clubs/Activities: Alpha Xi Delta - Delta Lambda chapter, Society of Women Engineers and Deaf Basketball Association

Hobbies/Interests: Dancing, hiking, cheering on the Seahawks and scrolling through Reddit.

What I Like Best About RIT: There are always fun activities going on every week and a ton of opportunities to get involved in the community.

Favorite T.V Show: I have way too many favorites, some are "Psych," "Monk," "Prison Break" and "Breaking Bad."

Fun Fact About Me: I studied abroad for five weeks in France.


Major: American Sign Language-English Interpretation

Hometown: Berkeley, California

Clubs/Activities: ASL club, Greek life, volunteering at animal shelters, Student Interpreting Association.

Hobbies/Interests: Traveling, baking, watching old movies and reading.

What I Like Best About RIT: I always feel comfortable when I'm at RIT. I never feel out of place when I'm here. 

Favorite T.V Show: "Twin Peaks"

Fun Fact About Me: I can't do anything right handed, except use a computer mouse. Doing that with my left hand feels wrong. 


Major: Applied Liberal Arts

Hometown: Framingham, Massachusetts

Hobbies/Interests: Reading, painting, eating, sleeping, and doing new things.

What I Like Best About RIT: The diversity and RIT embraces many cultures. 

Favorite T.V Show: "Law and Order: Special Victims Unit" and "Masterchef".

Fun Fact About Me: I am extremely sensitive with any movie that is a feel-good type movie.


Major:American Sign Language-English Interpretation 

Hometown: Kerhonkson, New York

Clubs/Activities:  ritGA/ Tiger Cues/ DSP (fraternity)/ SIA (student interpreting association) 

Hobbies/Interests: Socializing with friends, meeting new people, binge watching shows and eating awful food.

What I Like Best About RIT: The incredibly diverse student body. You can meet people from every walk of life!

Favorite T.V. Show: "Sense8"

Fun Fact About Me: My hometown has 800 people and ONE stop light. A REAL farm town!


Major: Accounting 

Hometown: Lebanon, Indiana

Clubs/Activities: Latin American Deaf Club and No Voice Zone

Hobbies/Interests: Traveling, watching movies, hiking, going to the gym and kayaking. 

What I Like Best About RIT:  The largest diverse and deaf and hard-of-hearing community is what makes RIT open to everybody. 

Favorite T.V. Show: "Grey's Anatomy," "Tom and Jerry," "The Walking Dead," "Fuller House," "Criminal Minds" and much more. 

Fun Fact About Me: I'm Bosnian.


Major: Graphic Design

Hometown: Columbia, South Carolina

Clubs/Activities: RIT Graphic Design Club and New Media Club 

Hobbies/Interests: I enjoy reading, sketching, kicking a soccer ball around, swimming at the beach, traveling, and watching Netflix. I also enjoy playing with my pet dog and cat. 

What I Like Best About RIT: RIT is a very diverse and well-respected college. Everyone is able to bring their strengths to the table. Individuality and creativity are definitely encouraged. Having great access to accommodations is another benefit that made RIT my number one college choice. 

Favorite T.V. Show: Anyone who knows me will say that it's hard to pin me down to one favorite anything. I love "Supernatural," "This Is Us," "The West Wing," "Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries," and "Stranger Things." 

Fun Fact About Me: I sang in the children's choir at the 2004 Democratic National Convention. 


Major: American Sign Language-English Interpretation & Global Studies

Hometown: Fall River, Massachusetts

Clubs/Activities: Alpha Xi Delta 

Hobbies/Interests: Hiking, snowboarding, eating, napping, Netflix, friends 

What I Like Best About RIT: There are so many activities and resources to take advantage of! 

Favorite T.V Show: "Sherlock" (BBC) 

Fun Fact About Me: I recently twisted my ankle pretending my bathtub was a balance beam.