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  • Lisa Herbert

    Lisa Herbert - dark skinned female with glasses and black shirt smiling
    • Born and raised in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Proud heritage of Afro-Caribbean roots hailing from Barbados, Guyana, and Trinidad & Tobago.
    • Oversees the Training and Education department at the Texas Office of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services based in Austin, under the Health and Human Services Commission.
    • After mainstreaming all the way through high school and learning ASL at age 14, she received her undergraduate degree from RIT/NTID and graduate degree from Gallaudet University in Developmental Psychology and Psy.S in School Psychology.
    • She enjoys reading, yoga, travel, cooking new recipes, and dog walking!


    Signed the song "Here Right Now" by Rhea for Deaf Awareness Month 2019


    Andrés Otalora

    Andrés Otalora - Colombian male wearing glasses with a video camera next to him.
    • Andrés Otalora, commonly known as Flash, is a native New Yorker with a Colombian heritage.
    • While studying graphic design at Gallaudet University, he took a course on film and literature which opened his eyes and inspired him to become a filmmaker.
    • Since then, like all humble beginnings, he began shooting weddings and getting involved in theater, which then evolved to becoming Director of Photography, Director, and Editor for films.
    • He interprets each cinematic shot as a blank canvas to be painted. His love for filmmaking is only growing as he continues to make it his life’s art.

      One of the best film he produced: "In the Can"

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