our alumni

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CONRAD BAER, STUDENT RESEARCH ASSISTANT

Best course? ASL 315- Poetry
Coffee? A medium cup of vanilla latte
Where are you from? Fremont, CA
Where do you WISH you were from? Eyeth
What is the best part about being an imagineer of ML2? It gives me opportunity to do things that I never thought I could! It also give me opportunity to learn new things & put my creativity in the team.


Adrianna Rocha, Social Media coordinator intern

Best course? Nonverbal Communication & Family Communication
Coffee? Coffee? Not a big fan
Where are you from? Orange County, California
Where do you WISH you were from? Australia


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Izumi Takizawa, Artist in Residence Intern

Best course? Visual Design and Deaf Studies
Coffee? Caramel Flan Macchiato
Where are you from? Japan
Where do you WISH you were from? Hawaii
What is the best part about being an Imagineer of ML2? Inflicting a happy feeling with deaf children in variety arts!


Bethany Weiner, Social Media Guru

Best course? Human Sexuality
Coffee? As black as my soul.
Where are you from? Maryland
Where do you WISH you were from? Barbados aka Rihanna's birthplace. 
What is the best part about being an imagineer of ML2? Infiltrating the world with my words.


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Zilvinas Paludnevicius, Video Producer

Best course? Cooking class
Coffee? Loads of espresso shots and dash of brown sugar. 
Where are you from? Earth
Where do you WISH you were from? Earth 
What is the best part about being an imagineer of ML2?
Sharing ideas


Robert Sirvage, Imagineer.

Best course? DeafSpace Class - 595 Special Topic - under Hansel Bauman Coffee? Black without sugar. Where are you from? Connaught, Ontario Where do you WISH you were from? Connaught, Ontario What is the best part about being an imagineer of ML2? How we discuss about process as if it is actually more important than products.

Best course? DeafSpace Class - 595 Special Topic - under Hansel Bauman
Coffee? Black without sugar.
Where are you from? Connaught, Ontario
Where do you WISH you were from? Connaught, Ontario
What is the best part about being an imagineer of ML2? How we discuss about process as if it is actually more important than products.


Amanda Everitt, Imagineer

Best course? Frontrunners, an international deaf youth leadership course (12 of us from 10 different countries were let loose on a farm in Denmark and we were allowed to create whatever we wanted to).
Coffee? You cannot beat a flat white without UHT milk, without burnt beans and without moody un-baristas. Velvety smooth.
Where are you from? New Zealand
Where do you WISH you were from? New Zealand
What is the best part about being an imagineer of ML2? Filling out questionnaires like this one. I was dreading doing so and this has just stopped all past questionnaires dead in the water. Secondly, we have the added gift of being able to take a piece of technology and add moving language to it. Here, we are allowed to imagine a world where gesture, expression and sign language phonology are King.


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Tyrone Giordano, Affiliated Imagineer

Best course?  TED Talks. Learnt so much and  I'm still learning.
Coffee? Mocha, hot or iced. Or black, with two sugars.
Where are you from? My parents' parents' parents' parents' ... parents.
Where do you WISH you were from? Discworld, maybe.
What is the best part about being an imagineer of ML2? Being around people who thrive on innovation


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Erica Wilkins, Research Assistant

Best course?  I would have to say the Group Therapy course I'm in now.
Coffee? Black!
Where are you from? Good question....USA would have to be my answer!
Where do you WISH you were from? Somewhere tropical
What is the best part about being an imagineer of ML2? The best part about being an imagineer of ML2 is the opportunities that I have. I have the opportunity to be involved with a lot of different tasks and projects. I'm learning so much about different ways to apply the research that is being done at VL2. Also, I love the creative energy and how I feel like I could try new things and it will be encouraged.


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Claire Tucker, Intern

Best course? Does traveling count?
Coffee? Espresso. Double shot.
Where are you from? Born & raised in Maryland.
Where do you WISH you were from? All over the world.


Sara Selzer, Intern

Best course? Travel and Photography
Coffee? Yes, and soy milk please :)
Where are you from? Brooklyn, New York City
Where do you WISH you were from? There is no other place I would rather to be. Once a New Yorker, always a New Yorker.
What is the best part about being an imagineer of ML2? Having this chance to work with terrific minds, the ability to design and build boundless ideas.


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Pershea Jefferson, Intern

Best course? Human Sexuality under Caroline Pezzarossi
Coffee? Yes, please. Milk, chocolate creamer and chocolate syrup!
Where are you from? Virginia Beach
Where do you WISH you were from? Havana, Cuba