OUR GRANTEES AND ALUMNI
Meet the inspiring students we are proud to call LTZ Foundation grantees and alumni.
NEW FOR 2020
Yael, from the northern Chicago suburbs, will be attending college at the University of Illinois Chicago Circle, where she plans to major in neuroscience on a pre-medical track.
Emma is from Pennsylvania, and is attending Smith College in Massachusetts where she is majoring in World Literatures, Spanish, and Archives Studies, with a goal to eventually work in fields associated with museums or archives like curation, library sciences, etc.
Connor graduated from U of Michigan Stephen M Ross School of Business in May, 2020, and was married in July. He continues to run his businesses-Wrestle Boutique and Funky Flickr Boyz, and will start a new position at Pepsico in Chicago in November, 2020.
Megan is an honors graduate of Gallaudet University and California State University at Long Beach. She ultimately wants to establish her own organization to help other people with hearing losses succeed.
Christine graduated from NTID/RIT, receiving her Associates Degree in Applied Computer Technology, specializing in Computer Security. She lives in Rochester, New York and works as an associate at Walmart.
Lindsay holds a Master of Science in Leadership and Higher Education from John Brown University. After 3 years as a chemist and 4 years as a project manager for Consumer Testing Laboratories, Lindsay is now a stay-at-home mom for her daughter, Lydia.
Tania lived and worked as a reporter in New York after graduation from Northwestern University. She is now an independent reporter in Greece, where she traveled to complete a U.S. Fulbright Fellowship.
Maya attended George Washington University, where she was an active member of the APO service fraternity and the PAD pre-law fraternity and intern at the Washington, D.C. International Film Festival.
Erin attended William and Mary College with the goal of becoming a teacher. She has taught kindergarten, special education, and intervention in 4 different cities over the past 10 years.
Christine graduated from Assumption College and has a Master's in Conservation Biology and Applied Ecology. She works as a Plant Protection and Quarantine Officer for the USDA to survey for the Spotted Lanternfly (an exotic pest that causes damage to trees and agriculture in Pennsylvania and other states).
Colin attends West Virginia University, and currently plans a career in engineering. He hopes to create new designs that will improve the quality of life for many people.
Rachel attends Marist College in New York, majoring in political science, with a goal to either work in the United Nations or become a diplomat for the United States.
Rivka graduated with her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Florida Atlantic University, and is currently working part-time as a nurse while full-time in graduate schoo (DNP at FAU)l to further her education.
Evelyn graduated from the University of Washington, Seattle in Speech Language Pathology, and completed a gap year while working full-time as a behavior technician with autistic children. She will start grad school at Gallaudet in the fall of 2020 to pursue her Master's degree in Speech-Language pathology.
Kellynette graduated from Gallaudet University with a degree in Social Work. She is currently employed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor, and works with individuals with disabilities to obtain jobs and/or training.
Connor studied computer science as an undergrad, and also volunteered at an animal shelter and took additional online courses to sharpen his network/software security knowledge.
Jose, graduated in 2020 from Rochester Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science in Web and Mobile Computing, and is currently (Aug 2020 )seeking a full-time software engineering position somewhere in the Los Angeles area.
Mara graduated from Northeastern University with a degree in environmental science. She works as a science educator and naturalist for the nonprofit Alaska Geographic at Denali National Park and Preserve in Alaska, with periodic stints working as a bicycle tour guide.
Alison graduated from the University of Michigan, and has a master's degree in Public Policy. She has worked for several years at the Institute of Social Research at the University of Michigan.
Jennifer graduated from California State University, Northridge, with a major in Child and Adolescent Development and a minor in Recreation Management. She is currently finishing her MA in Education with a focus on Bilingual ASL/English Teaching and Learning.
Claudia Egido Vinogradov
Claudia hails from San Antonio, and is attending Texas Tech University, where she is studying for a career as an art teacher and professional artist, leveraging her interest in and skill with art.
Katie is attending University of Massachusetts Amherst. She plans to ultimately earn an MBA and work as an advocate for the deaf and hard of hearing. She is a member of the UMass Powerlifting team, and is also currently learning American Sign Language.
Robb majored in Computer Science and minored in Writing Studies at RIT, and now is a technical editor at the U.S. Department of State, covering all countries and all issues. In his free time, he is running for elected office as an Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner in northeast Washington, DC.
Eleanor attended the University of Illinois with plans to become a speech pathologist or elementary school teacher. Her extracurricular activities focused on helping and working with young children.
Devorah graduated from Arizona State University with a BSEE in Computer Systems Engineering with Information Assurance concentration. She works as a Technical Consulting Engineer for Intel.
Kylie graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor's degree, Cum Laude, majoring in Speech and Hearing Science, and has since earned a doctorate in Audiology from Ball State University. She currently is an audiologist and a private practice owner in Greenville, Eaton, and Celina, Ohio, and has two beautiful daughters.
Kiran is starting her fifth year of a 5-year architecture program at the University of Oregon and is also interning for Gallaudet University Campus Design and Planning department to learn about Deafspace.
Celine graduated from San Diego State University (SDSU) in 2020 with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences with a minor in Gerontology. In August, she will move to Boulder, Colorado to begin the Doctorate of Audiology program at the University of Colorado Boulder.
Daniel studied Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of California, Berkeley. He works in Boston for a startup focused on using machine learning to help retailers increase their profits.