Doris Alcántara – 2019-2020, Research, Dominican Republic
I just wanted to take a moment to introduce myself. I am Doris Alcántara *Sign Name*. I am conducting my Fulbright in the Dominican Republic. I am proud Gallaudet University Alum. Why does Gallaudet hold a special place in my heart? I was raised mainstream, growing up resources and access were scarce in ways that I and those around me did not know. During High School, I scraped by with an approximately 1.7 GPA.
When I arrived to Gallaudet I was introduced to American Sign Language (ASL). I was finally in a place where through language access it was made possible for me to grasp educational content like never before. I graduated Gallaudet University Magna Cum Laude with two degrees, one in Government, the other in International Studies, and a minor in Spanish. ‘Keep an eye out’ (Dominican Sign) for more about me and my project here in the Dominican Republic!
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