My volleyball coach recruited me for Gallaudet’s team. She had seen me play in a game in Colorado. I was inovled with the JumpStart Program, a four-week summer program for new signers, to learn ASl and about the Deaf culture. Being on the volleyball team with supportive teammates was helpful for me in learning ASL. I’m involved with the Honors Program here and am currently doing research on blockchain technology and its future impact in the field of accounting. I’m currently captain of the team and feel strongly connected to the close-knit and supportive team. Coming to Gallaudet has been the best decision of my life.