I am a native American Sign Language user, born and raised in the Deaf American community. I attended two Deaf ASL schools before enrolling at Gallaudet University, Washington D.C., where I graduated with two degrees; Bachelor in English Literature and Masters in ASL and Linguistics. I taught ASL for 25 years at various programs and for five years worked as a full time ASL evaluator at the University. I attended a doctoral program in Child Language and ASL Development at the University of Colorado Boulder where I gained experience and knowledge in researching Deaf children’s language development. I am married to a Deaf Israeli and we communicate using Israeli Sign Language. In the Bilingual-Bimodal project, I am responsible for developing the linguistic coding and assessment in the signed modality.