Megan Garrity was identified at the age of 3 with a bilateral moderately severe/severe sensorineural hearing loss. She received her first pair of hearing aids at the age of 4 years old. Megan grew up within a hearing family and attended a mainstream public school. As an adolescent, she first met Deaf/HH peers at summer camp. These experiences at summer camp left a tremendous and positive impact; through them she learned that she as herself was part of a larger community of Deaf/HH individuals. Megan was always drawn to those who were different, having been viewed different, herself. These interests fueled her passion for international travel and to experience new cultures. In 2012, she graduated from Eastern University with her Bachelor’s degree in Cultural Anthropology. Now as an adult, Megan's youngest nephew is also Deaf. She was reintroduced and reminded of how pivotal the early development years are for Deaf/Hard of Hearing children. In 2016, Megan began working as an Education Technician supporting students from Pre-K to 8th grade at the Maine Educational Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Today, Megan is enrolled at Texas Woman’s University pursuing her Masters in Education of the Deaf. She currently serves on the Maine Hands & Voices Board and is the Guide By Your Side, Deaf/Hard of Hearing Guide Coordinator. Outside of work, Megan can be found playing with her nieces and nephews and enjoying time outdoors.
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