My name is Samira Jemmoua and I am from Morocco, North Africa. I was raised in Morocco on the site of a children's home in which my parents worked. This environment included much international and external culture and diversity including Moroccan, American and French. As a result of my upbringing, I grew up trilingual and have been exposed to a variety of cultures and socioeconomic levels of life. I moved to Florida where I completed my Associate of Arts at State University of Florida and transferred to George State University to complete my undergraduate degree in Communication Studies. Before moving to D.C. to attend Gallaudet University, I lived and worked professionally in Atlanta for a year. I am currently completing a Certificate in Deaf History and pursuing my M.A. degree in International Development.