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I was born and raised right here in the DC area, which seems weird to say in such a transient city. I’ve lived here in the DC Metro Area for my entire life, and most of my immediate family is also in this area, though our roots are in North Carolina.

I am returning to MC after a 10 year break. I started the ASL Studies program 10 years ago, but life intervened and caused me to have to take a break. Now I’m back and ready to finish what I started here. I’m excited about all of the ways that the school has grown and embraced change, and I’m very much looking forward to resuming the life of a college student, albeit with a bit more gray hair.

I am so excited to share both my perspective on school in general as an “older” student, but also to highlight some of the ASL Studies program. I hope to inspire others to know that even though life may sometimes cause a bit of a detour, it’s never too late to return to your original path and finish what you started.

My Posts

Winter Break! (Also known as: “Catching up on Netflix”)

Ahhhhh!! We made it! It's finally here! The last week of school to be followed by finals... and then... WINTER BREAK! If you are like me, you have been looking forward to this since about…

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Holiday Homestretch

Did you hear that? That was the sound of this semester completely flying past us! It seems that we were just talking about the first day of school, and now here we are looking at…

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Finding Solace

It's not a stretch to say that this past week has been rough. Regardless of where one falls on the political spectrum, it has been pretty harried in general, for everyone. The events of this…

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Planning For the Future

We've reached the point in the semester where most of us are probably just trying to make sure we stay afloat. The honeymoon is over. The period of time where we feel like we can…

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Five Hidden Gems! (Plus two!)

Well, I've made it about halfway through the semester, and I'm still alive! Life, school, work... it's all been quite a lot to juggle, but I've managed to make it this far... huzzah! I've had…

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Community Engagement

I LOVE the fact that all three MC campuses are so conveniently located and accessible. It makes not only the lives of students easier, but also community members who live and work in and around…

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Healthy Choices and Mobile Market

When thinking of the life of the average college student, one doesn't usually go straight to clean eating, adequate sleep, and plenty of water. It seems the things most associated with students is junk food,…

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Finding My Groove

To say that my life has been a bit chaotic lately would be... an understatement. Between working about 60 hours a week at work, parenting my adorable not-quite-3 year old, trying to find a few…

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ASL Studies Open House Recap!

So, this past week was International Deaf Awareness Week, and the ASL Studies department had lots of great and informative activities. The most standout activity of the week was the Open House on Thursday evening.…

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Back-to-School… 10 years later!

A wise person once wrote, "the best laid plans of mice and men often go awry". Essentially, it says that even the greatest and most thought out plan can get derailed by life. Never has…

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