Alumni Spotlights

  • Sandra Lopez, G'17, became the first deaf intern at the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and completed an internship from February to June 2017 at UNDP headquarters in New York City. Click here to read about her experience.

  • Yvonne Kato, the second IDMA student to intern with the United Nations, where she worked within the UNDP Bangkok Regional Hub (BRH). Click here to learn about Kato’s journey to Gallaudet, why she entered the IDMA program, and some of her experiences in Thailand.

  • Jarvis Grindstaff 2019-20 Fulbright Research FellowshipGrindstaff (G’ 19, IDMA and MPA) is the first Gallaudet student Fulbright winner since 2010-2011. Grindstaff’s research project is titled “Social Inclusion and Technology Innovation: Examining the Impact of Communication Technologies for Deaf People’s Social Integration in Thailand.” Grindstaff’s project examines the development of the Thai Telecommunication Relay Service and its relationship to the Thai Deaf and disability rights movements. Link here to learn more about Jarvis’s research and Fulbright experience.

  • Steph Niaupari and Dayamarali Espinosa (G’19 and G’20) featured as participants at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute’s 2019 Leadership Conference. More information linked here: IDMA Alum and Student Ambassador Participate in the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute 2019 Leadership Conference

Graduate Student Spotlights

  • Olufemi Ige (G’19) and Julia Mills (G’21) participated in the World Bank’s 30 Second Challenge - responding to the question, "How Can Youth with Disabilities Take Part in the Development Agenda?”. World Bank 30 second challenge videos: Julia, Olufemi

  • Gallaudet University's International Development MA Program students Alexander (Alex) Mentkowski, Olufemi Ige, and Christine (Chrissie) Marshall reflect on their experience at the Society for International Development Career Fair 2020. Click here to learn about their experiences.

  • IDMA students (G’20 cohort) interned abroad during the spring 2020 semester. Click here to learn from student interns’ experiences from their internship placements and their thoughts on how the COVID-19 pandemic impacted their work.