Student Spotlight

Portrait of Marisa Montoya
Braddock Heights

When I was searching for a college I wanted someplace where I could feel a sense of belonging like I did in high school. I grew up attending a school for the deaf, but I knew that the real world would be very different from what I was accustomed to growing up. I chose RIT because I saw it could serve as a transition and bridge the deaf world to the hearing world. My confidence has increased, and now I feel comfortable approaching anyone regardless of communication modes. I’m actively involved with student government, intramurals, Greek life, and many clubs. RIT has been the perfect place to grow and prepare for my career.