ASL Coach: Monique Balcarcel
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)
ASL Coach: Hillary Frankowiak
‘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.’ -
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.
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.
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)
ASL Coach: Katelyn Jurney
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)