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Haawka (Hello)

Currently, I am finishing up my Masters of Teaching and Learning-ASL/English Bilingual California Teaching Credential  Program at the University of California San Diego. I specialize in pedagogical instruction, specifically in Bilingual Education of Deaf and Hard of Hearing children, as well as young adults; ages 0-22.  

My Master's thesis and curriculum design focuses on pedagogical practices that support both social-emotional and academic development for all students; specifically, through a personalized curriculum centering on Identity, Culture, and the Social Justice and Equity.

I received my Interpreter Certificate of Completion from Palomar College, San Marcos, CA in 2016 and then my Bachelor's of Science in American Sign Language and English Interpretation Studies from William Woods University in 2019. 


Some of my community work includes serving  as San Diego Pride’s Accessibility Community Outreach and Engagement Coordinator for nearly 8 years, a current Palomar College’s Interpreting Advisory Board Member, Member of Tipey Joa (Hwaa); a local non-profit that supports the local Kumeyaay community here and across the international border. Lastly, I serve as Co-Chair of the American Indian Graduate Student Association and President of Teachers for Change. 

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