Image: A white woman with blonde hair parted to one side and pulled back in a ponytail. Pictured here wearing silver glasses, a black and white striped dress, a black cardigan, and bright teal cross-body bag, as she stands holding a green to-go coffee cup, smiling at the camera in front of the entrance to a bakery.
Contact Jennifer: jennfcsu at msn.com
Jennifer is a Deaf woman, born and raised in Northern Colorado. She is married to a Deaf engineer and they have since moved to the Greater D.C. area.
She graduated with a B.A. in Anthropology and then got certified in Paralegal Studies.
She started her career in the field of Legal Aid, (not for profit legal assistance to the underserved communities of Colorado). In that career, she spent a good portion of her time teaching about equal access, ableism, and the appropriate way to approach and interact with disabled clients in the field.
She has been a member of Colorado Families for Hands & Voices, as well as a member of the national organization.
You can find Jennifer on Twitter @jennlynbrown
Medium, October 2018: I Became Obsessed with Health to Hide My Disability
Jennifer is available as a source and for personal essays
Additional communication availability: Text, chat, videoconference (ASL only)
Languages: American Sign Language (Fluent), English (Fluent, but not hearing)