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MLK Day of Service: Deaf in Service to America
January 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hello! My name is Vanessa Luois and I just moved from Arizona, in May 2021! Recently, I completed my first summer season with National Park Service as a Park Ranger, at Rocky Mountain National Park and returning for the second season! I had an amazing time, and I am completely captivated with the trees, rivers (in fact, I just started a new hobby, fly-fishing!), and mountains in this beautiful state. I graduated with a graduate certificate from Colorado State University, and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Arizona. Both degrees focused on land, people, and wildlife conservation and management and wildlife biology. My life has always been surrounded by wildlife and being outdoors. In fact, I studied abroad and lived among the African tribes in Namibia. My lifelong goal is to be a biologist and work in wildlife education. I love learning and adapting to new opportunities.
Vanessa is an American Conservation Experience alumni.
Jojo (Joseph) Lopez
Joseph Lopez aka “JoJo” born and raised in Riverside, California. California School for the Deaf Riverside(2004) and Gallaudet University(2010/2017) Alumni. He has a B.A in Communication Studies and M.A in Sign Language Education. JoJo currently lives in Las Cruces, New Mexico, and he is working as a Deaf Mentor for Early Intervention & Developmental Service at New Mexico School for the Deaf. He is an Adjuncts instructor for ASL Level 1 & II at New Mexico State University. He is also ASL Connect: Families for Gallaudet University. He is an active advocate in his community and the board for Raíces del Rio Grande, New Mexico Mano A Mano, and Council de Manos. He loves to socialize with people, enjoys hiking, coffee, taking pictures, and most of all spending quality time with family.
AmeriCorps Programs that JoJo has served: Conservation Corps Minnesota (CCM) and ASL Service Corps in New Mexico
AmeriCorps Programs that Nora has served: Conservation Corps Minnesota (CCM) and ASL Service Corps in New Mexico