Jennifer was born and raised in New York. Her boyfriend, Andrew, accepted a college football coaching position at the University in Maine and they moved from New York to Bangor in June 2018. Jennifer was identified with a profound unilateral hearing loss when she was four years old. Jennifer struggled academically and socially growing up with hearing loss. She received an unbalanced amount of services in her IEP with no instruction on self-advocacy. In her adolescence, Jennifer realized her ability to dictate her own needs. Her experiences led her to earn a Master’s in Early Childhood Education from Hunter College in New York City. Today, Jennifer is an early elementary school teacher teaching in Bradley, Maine and enrolled in Granite State College’s Teacher of the Deaf Certification program. Jennifer wants to make a difference in young children with hearing loss and their families who experience similar challenges she had faced as a young hard of hearing student. Jennifer is excited to serve on the Maine Hands & Voices Board. Her passion additionally drove her to become a Deaf and Hard of Hearing Guide for the Maine Hands & Voices “Guide By Your Side” Program. Outside of the classroom, Jennifer loves football and can be found in her free time cheering on the UMaine Blackbears!
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