Michelle Morris

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As a strategist, content creator, program coordinator, researcher, journalist, and sometimes spokeswoman, she has always made sure to center a myriad of cultures and perspectives in her work. Currently, she serves as Director of Communications for the National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes.  In this role she  leads strategic communications to support people on their […]

Carrie Lou Bloom, PhD

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As a deaf person who grew up in the deaf community, Dr. Carrie Lou Bloom’s professional expertise is steeped in her lived experience. A nationally-recognized educational researcher, she is an Assistant Professor of Practice in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy at UT Austin. She co-directs the National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes and […]

Tia Ivanko, MA, NIC, ADAC

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Tia Ivanko, M.S.,NIC, ADAC is an educator passionate about addressing inequities in education for deaf learners. She is committed to improving systems and increasing the professional capacity of people and entities who provide services for deaf communities. As Co-Director and Co-principal investigator at the National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes (NDC), Ivanko works in tandem […]

Lore Kinast, EdD

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Dr. Lore Kinast is a change agent working to address accessibility barriers that deaf students face in higher education settings. Her interest in education and employment access for deaf people initially began when she worked as an employment development specialist and experienced the struggles her deaf clients endured with finding a job. It was further […]

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