pronouns: she, her, hers
Mai works with participants to identify and achieve academic and career goals. She believes in learners’ ability to develop self-advocacy skills and become increasingly independent inside and outside the classroom. She previously applied her passion for supporting diverse participants in Deaf Adult Basic Education during her six years of working for CSD Minnesota.
Mai holds both an Associate’s degree in Administrative Supportive Technology from Rochester Institute of Technology/National Technical Institute for the Deaf, and an Associate’s degree in Education from Minneapolis Community and Technical College. In her free time, Mai enjoys reading and watching Korean dramas.
Mai: “I became deaf at age 3 1/2 and started acquiring ASL at age 4-5 in Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing program of mainstreamed school in California. ASL helped grow my communication access in deaf classroom environment and also my social skills that boosted my cultural identity to become who I am today successfully! “
Photo is a school photo of young child Mai; she is smiling at the camera, wearing the hearing device with chest straps/cords, and smiling while slightly biting her bottom lip.