Malibu Barron (she/her) is a Strategic Support Specialist with the National Deaf Center. She identifies herself as a Deaf Multiracial ciswoman, a second-year doctoral student in School Improvement at Texas State University. She received her BA in sociology and MA in School Counseling from Gallaudet University.
She has provided numerous training, workshops, keynote, and spaces in the past ten years, focusing on multiple issues with different employment and roles in the community. She is known to focus on integrating various issues in her work: education, mental health, interpreting, DEI-A, and community works in a trauma-invested space.
She has worked in/with different settings in K-12 Deaf Education, nonprofit organizations, and colleges/universities. Mainly, she had worked in three Deaf schools, including Clerc Center, Maryland, and Texas, holding different roles: school counselor, diversity inclusion specialist, OMBUDSperson, Fair Practice Officer, and Coordinator of Equity and Inclusion in the Instruction Division. She was also an outreach, educator, and counselor for three years with a nationally-known agency, SAFE, that focused on anti-violence works.
Malibu was found to be deaf at a year old before newborn screening became mandatory. She is the fourth generation deaf on the paternal side. She is the oldest of four deaf siblings with a deaf mother. She had attended four Deaf schools: Iowa, Arizona, Florida, and Maryland.
Malibu is a proud mother of three Deaf children, the oldest being Deaf Autistic. They enjoy traveling together, conversing about reality and self-advocacy, bringing diversity to our home through books and conversations, and making the world better, starting with ourselves.