Christi Batamula has been working at Gallaudet University since 2005, first as an early childhood educator at Kendall Demonstration Elementary School and now as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Education. She has earned a Bachelor's degree from Geneva College in Elementary Education, a Master's degree in Deaf Education From Gallaudet University, and a Ph.D. in International Education from George Mason University. Her area of interest is on working with diverse deaf learners and their families. Her research interests are centered around immigrant families with deaf children, international deaf education, bilingual education, and critical pedagogy. Christi comes to the department with a wide variety of teaching experience. She has taught in Deaf schools: Arizona School for the Deaf and Blind and Kendall Demonstration School for the Deaf, a mainstream school: Mantua Elementary in Fairfax County Public Schools, and an oral-based school for children with Cochlear Implants: The River School. Through all of these experiences, Christi developed her passion for bilingual education and language development for diverse learners.