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Featured Individuals

  • Shelley Oishi

    Shelley Oishi - japanese woman with black hair and black shirt smiling with red and white background
    • Third generation Japanese-Canadian hailing from Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada. Currently resides in Austin, Texas.
    • Grew up mainstreamed; obtained Bachelor of Fine Arts from Rochester Institute of Technology and Master's in Rehabilitation Counseling for the Deaf from Western Oregon University.
    • Lead a team of nine account managers, serving four states, as Regional Director for Purple Communications and ZVRS. The current president of Discovering Deaf Worlds.
    • Proud mom of three CODA children, Kailea, Akira, and Mariko.


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    Amelia Hamilton

    Amelia Hamilton - caucasian female with reddish hair wearing flowery shirt smiling with blue exterior walls and windows in background
    • A proud Texas School for the Deaf alumna (2014) and Rochester Institute of Technology (2020) Visual Media and Communications major.
    • Currently, Project Manager at Communication Services for the Deaf supporting deaf small business owners and freelancers.
    • An avid traveler & passionate lifestyle photographer for 7+ years. Visited Panama, India, Guatemala, Korea, Spain, and many places in the United States.
    • Loves hiking, cooking new recipes, crafting, spending time with loved ones, and creating with other deaf artists.

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