Ms. Rebecca Orton, otherwise known as Reba, is deaf. After completing her B.A. in Computer Science at the University of Northern Iowa, she worked for 7 years as a COBOL computer programmer in the aerospace and insurance industries. She graduated from Gallaudet University in May 2000 with an M.A. in Linguistics. She has worked intermittently at the ELI in various roles since 2001. Between 2010 and 2013, she completed online certificates in Advanced TESOL from the American TESOL Institute, Computer Assisted Language Learning from ICAL TEFL, and instructional design from StaffKit.