NCCC Success Story
Assistant Director for Outreach and Special Projects
What is your full name?
Where is your hometown?
What was your degree program at RIT/NTID?
My degree program was in SOIS with a concentration in accounting technology and Advertising & Public Relations, a minor in digital business, and an immersion in psychology.
What was your graduation date from RIT/NTID?
I graduated in December 2021.
Where are you currently employed, and what is your job title?
I am currently working as an assistant director for outreach and special projects for the RIT|NTID Outreach Consortium in Rochester, NY.
What are your work responsibilities?
My responsibilities include overseeing several programs, such as Tech Tigers, Career Exploration Series, and our upcoming program, Tiger Gaming League. These programs are for Deaf and hard of hearing students in middle and high school, depending on the program. They aim to help students navigate the path to college and ensure they have a great experience in our programs either virtually and in-person. I collaborate with various staff and faculty at RIT/NTID, including members of the marketing, tech-savvy, Department of Liberal Arts, Information Computer Science, and more for our programs.
How does your current job relate to your degree from RIT/NTID?
My degree program at RIT/NTID covered a range of courses within various concentrations. I gained software and office skills from the accounting program, which I use every day in my current job. The advertising and public relations coursework taught me how to promote and develop relationships with people, a skill I apply in my current position where I build relationships with external teachers, students, parents, and NTID faculty to support our programs.
Do you have any advice for any current students attending RIT/NTID?
If you encounter an opportunity that makes you feel scared or if you believe you are not good enough, do not hesitate to seize it. In my experience, such opportunities often have something valuable to offer, whether it's personal growth, career advancement, or something entirely unexpected. RIT/NTID is blessed with a multitude of amazing resources and opportunities. Please make use of them while you can, as they may be hard to find in the wider world, especially as a deaf, immigrant, woman, and Asian. Above all else, keep your mind and heart open.