[GSA PRESIDENT] [GSA VICE PRESIDENT] [GSA SECRETARY] [GSA TREASURER]
Ciao! My name is Dani Previ and I am from New Jersey. I am a first year clinical psychology student and aim to do clinical work with deaf and hard of hearing children once I obtain my Ph.D. in clinical Psychology. I enjoy playing sports; especially lacrosse. I love being a beach bum and I am an avid reader. I am a Philadelphia Eagles fan so I bleed green and I am loyal to my eagles As your GSA president I want you all to know that I am working towards meeting the goals for improving the graduate community. I would like to see a better collaboration between the each of the graduate departments by intertwining each department's research and professional development together.
GSA VICE PRESIDENT
My name is Colleen Caverly. I was born and raised in Michigan, but between my undergraduate and graduate career here at Gallaudet, I am starting to call the DC/MD/VA area home. I do, however, maintain loyalty to Michigan sports teams, so if you are a fellow Tigers, Red Wings, or Lions fan, feel free to say "hi!" although that invitation is extended to everyone else as well (unless you're an Ohio fan). I am currently a Clinical Psychology student, hoping to one day obtain my Ph.D. and embark in the world of academia and research. I am a nerd at-heart and would love to spend my days reading, if given the chance. A personal favorite writer is Maya Angelou, who is also the author of my favorite quote, "We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty."
J. Magen Otwell
Hello! My name is Jennifer Magen Otwell. My family and friends call me Magen. I’m from Atlanta, GA. In 2010, I moved to DC to attend Gallaudet University in order to earn my Ed.S. degree. I graduated May 2011. August 2011 I began my Ph.D. studies in ‘The Critical Studies of the Education of the Deaf Learner.’ My program is three years long and I’m focusing on multicultural education. My plan is to graduate in 2014. (Fingers crossed). After graduation I would like to do three things (in no particular order): (1) write children’s books, (2) teach at a university, and (3) continue research. In addition to my studies and GSA, I work for Residence Life as a Graduate Assistant. I enjoy making jewelry and reading. If you see me around, please introduce yourself. :)
Ryan Odland is 30 years old and he is from Minnesota. Ryan was born deaf and has Usher's Syndrome Type 1, he is legally blind with about 5 degrees of vision remaining. He attended University of Minnesota for two years in general studies, then he transferred to Rochester Institute of Technology in 2002 and graduated with a B.S. in Psychology in 2008. Ryan is studying in the Elementary Education and Deaf Education Program in Department of Education for his masters degree. He has recently found his passion for clinical work while he is studying for his degree in teaching, therefore he is now aiming to pursue a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology in near future. In time he has away from school, Ryan is very active in Deaf-Blind community and committee work at Gallaudet University to improve accessibility for persons