ASL Coaches & Locations

Monique BalcarcelASL Coach:  Monique Balcarcel

Member Bio:

Monique is originally from Guatemala but was raised in Michigan. She graduated from Gallaudet University with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education and Recreation.  Monique plans to continue her education by pursuing a Master’s of Science in Kinesiology. She is passionate about exposing herself to new places, cultures and ways of life in order to grow as a person and better understand the world we live in.

Communities Served 2015 - 2016: Gallup (West Region)



Hillary FrankowiakASL Coach:  Hillary Frankowiak


Member Bio:

‘I like the idea of committing myself to riding my long board skateboard much as I can. That way, I can relish the freedom and derive happiness from it.’ - Hillary


Hillary was born in Pennsylvania and grew up in Maryland. She recently graduated from Gallaudet University with a bachelor's in Communication Studies. She loves exploring exotic vistas, especially serene spots as they are her favorite.  She also enjoys taking pictures with her iPhone, which is with her at all times. 


When asked to reflect on her accomplishments in life, she is unsure where to begin. However, Hillary clearly remembers the day when she realized that her genuine passion is to be proactive and make a difference in the world, especially with the deaf community. 


Hillary’s personal mantra is that "maximizing oneself equals satisfaction in life". She believes that being an ASL Coach will give her the opportunity to begin her journey to achieve such aspirations. A journey indeed starts with one step and she is looking forward to meeting you soon.

Communities Served 2015 - 2016: Farmington (Four Corners Region)


KatelynASL Coach: Katelyn Jurney

Member Bio:

Katelyn was born in Tennessee and raised in Oklahoma. She graduated from Gallaudet University with a Bachelor's in Psychology. Simplicity is how she rolls, yet adventure just bubbles within her. She enjoys staying home and Netflix-binging or reading, but she also loves traveling and doing thrilling & exhilarating things like skydiving. Growing up with an oral background and learning ASL much later, she realizes how valuable ASL is to our Deaf identity. She is ready to initiate a ripple effect for change and empower our future leaders.

Communities Served 2015 - 2016:
Silver City (Southwest Region)

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