I was born into a deaf family so have been signing all my life. Growing up surrounded by the Deaf community gave me personal experience with issues affecting the Deaf community, Deaf culture and Deaf awareness. At the age of 14, I decided to start my formal qualifications in sign language starting my BSL level 1. I have studied up to and passed to my NVQ level 3 to work towards becoming a qualified interpreter.
I currently work as a communication support worker for the deaf and work alongside deaf people daily.
My teaching experience also includes being a teacher for a Baby Signing company and I'm very passionate about raising awareness of the deaf community.