BIO: My name is Victorica Monroe. I am a founder and currently serving as a Chief of Executive for the Transformative Deaf Education Organization. I was born and raised in Arcola, Mississippi. I graduated from Gallaudet University with a Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education and Recreation, and currently working on a Master’s in Deaf Education. I will schedule to graduate this May. As a black deaf queer educator, I faced many systematic oppressions until where I am at today. I have broken the barriers of countless oppressions. My life experiences including 10+ years in Deaf Education field led to found the TDE organization aiming for agents of change to transform Deaf Education and deaf programs.
BIO: Wyatte Hall is a Research Assistant Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Pediatrics, Public Health Sciences, and Neurology at the University of Rochester Medical Center, and a Faculty Fellow in the University of Rochester Office of Equity & Inclusion. His research focuses on deaf population health, and the relationship between childhood language experiences and adult outcomes with a particular focus on the phenomenon of language deprivation. His experiences in deaf education include growing up mainstreamed with interpreters, receiving his undergraduate degree from the Rochester Institute of Technology, and his PhD in clinical psychology from Gallaudet University.