Welcome Back to Another School Year!

Hi, I am Brianna Conrad and I am one of the newest ambassadors! This is my second year here at RIT and my third year in the interpreting program. It feels good to be back after a busy summer. This recent summer I worked at KODA camp at Camp Mark Seven in Old Forge, New York for five weeks. It is a camp specific for kids who have deaf parents- just like me! We learn about Deaf culture and our KODA identities while also having fun during physical education games, team building, arts and crafts, and while on the waterfront. 

Currently, I am taking five classes: ASL VI, Oppression/ Lives of the Deaf Community, Interpreting I, Linguistics of ASL and Ethics in Interpreting. I love all of my classes and I am learning so much and it is only week 3! On top of my classes this year, I have taken on two new roles as a Resident Advisor and as the Clerk for the NTID Student Assembly. My classes and these roles keep me busy, but I have been able to meet so many new people here at RIT/NTID; that’s why I love this college, because there is always opportunity to grow and try new things. 

Wish me luck with my classes and I will catch up soon:) Here’s a picture of my view from Camp Mark Seven!


About Brianna

Major: American Sign Language-English Interpretation Hometown: Frederick, Maryland Why I chose RIT: I chose RIT because it provides me with everything I need and it matches my identity. As a CODA (Child of Deaf Adults), I fit in with both the deaf and hearing communities; RIT is the best of both worlds. Clubs/Activities: Student Interpreter at the Department of Access Services & Senior Resident Advisor in the Residence Halls Hobbies/Interests: I love to stay active by biking, swimming, hiking and playing soccer. What I like best about RIT: I love that there is always something to do and people to meet. No day is ever the same! Favorite T.V. Shows: “Grey's Anatomy” Fun fact about me: I'm a CODA.

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