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Featured Individuals

  • Nida Din, Esq

    Nida Din - pakistani-american female with dark black hair smiling
    • Born Deaf and learned ASL at two years old.
    • Hold Bachelor's degree in Consulting and Change Management from the University of Texas and a Juris Doctor Degree from the University of Houston Law Center.
    • The first Deaf, Pakistani-American, female attorney in the country and licensed in the state of Texas.
    • Inspired by "The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do" - Walter Bagehot.

    Please see my LinkedIn profile

    Dr. Shawn Saladin

    Dr. Saladin - hispanic male wearing suit with orange tie.
    • Grew up hard of hearing and became late deafened later in life. Attended aural schools.
    • Inaugurated Deaf Rehabilitation program at University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) legacy institution where he is now the Associate Vice President for Faculty Affairs at UTRGV Division of Health Affairs.
    • Served on gubernatorial appointments related to people with disabilities since 2011, currently serves on TSD Governing Board.
    • Inspired by "We will be forever known by the tracks we leave" - Dakota.

    UTRGV offers ASL as a major now

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