Diversity Outreach Committee

The DOC promotes the diverse access needs of NTID’s AALANA Deaf student body.


Diversity Outreach Committee’s (DOC) mission is to bridge the gap between the Interpreting & NTID’s Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing/Deaf-Blind AALANA communities. We aim to provide educational opportunities that incorporate principles of equity, diversity, inclusion, and community. We also strive to create a space where AALANA community members can freely express their feelings, develop their identities, and ultimately cultivate a sense of belonging.

Our Team

Angela Hauser

DOC Founder 

Angela Hauser is a manager at the Department of Access Services and has worked at NTID/RIT since 2000. She has been a sign language interpreter for forty-one years and has loved every minute. She is an alumnus of Western Maryland College (now McDaniel College) where she received a B.A. in English with a focus on Deaf Education and British Literature. In her role as founder and lead of the Diversity Outreach Committee she focuses on creating an environment that considers diversity and inclusion in all of its decisions. When not working she enjoys hiking, gardening and cooking.

DOC Representative

Carlton Mangonon has been a proud member of the DOC since 2019. He is an alumnus of two interpreting programs, Palomar College (A.A.) & Gallaudet University (B.A.), holds the National Interpreting Certificate (NIC), and works under the College Art & Design team. As an interpreter and in his role on the committee, Carlton does his best to operate from a social justice framework with every decision that he makes. He believes that the only way to see positive change in the world is through continued action - a mindset that he brings to his work daily. Outside of work he is passionate about rock climbing, lindy hop swing dancing, and anime.

Favorite Quote: “If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.” - Desmond Tutu

Bea Hogan
Associate Interpreter

DOC Representative

Bea Hogan is a 2018 graduate of the Bachelor of Arts in Interpreting: ASL/English from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Bea also earned an Associates of Science in ASL Studies and completed their internship in Aspen, Colorado at the Aspen Camp of the Deaf* and Hard of Hearing. Bea completed the Randleman Summer Intensive Program for Interpreters of Color in June 2020 before applying and being accepted into the Randleman Program’s two-year preceptorship. Bea’s professional development is never-ending as they strive to find ways to improve their skills and build vocabulary. Bea is also motivated to build rapport with the Deaf community everywhere they may go.

Bea resides in Rochester, NY with their partner and fellow interpreting colleague, Leah, their son, Graysen, and a few fur babies.

Gabriel Ponte-Fleary
Assistant Director of Visual Communications

DOC Representative

Gabriel is a Deaf visual artist born and raised in Venezuela and based in Rochester, NY. As a visual artist he specializes in Photography, Graphic Design and Filmmaking.

He is a proud alumni - he obtained his BFA in Photographic and Imaging Arts from RIT - and he is currently pursuing his MFA in Film Production, in which he seeks to enhance his cinematography and directing skills. He also serves as the Assistant Director of Visual Communications at DAS.

In his free time he likes going on photography walks, dancing latin music, watching movies and spending time with his loved ones.


The Diversity Outreach Committee (DOC) was founded by Angela Hauser in 2016 to answer the concerns of the AALANA Deaf student population at NTID/RIT that Dr. Gerry Buckley wanted to be addressed. Angela founded the committee and invited three colleagues, Daron Ladson, Kristi Love, and Denise Herrera to join the committee and work on ideas for increasing diversity in the interpreter population at the Department of Access Services at RIT/NTID.