Student Spotlight

Portrait of Hunter Martin

I had a little trouble making friends in my mainstream high school because I am deaf. I lacked the confidence to partake in social situations because I was afraid of being excluded from my hearing peers. For college, I realized I needed a place where I could fit in to help me be successful, and RIT has been amazing in helping me. Everyone is so friendly and supportive. I love that my classes are hands-on and that I got to do a co-op at Dominion Energy in Mineral, Virginia, that gave me real experience in performing engineering calculations, analysis, research, and design. After finishing my undergraduate studies, I plan to pursue a master’s degree in architecture and start my own architecture firm.