I attended a low socioeconomic high school in a rural town where my English teacher told me I would never graduate because I couldn't write coherently. As a second generation American, my mother instill in me resilience and perseverance. It wasn't until college where I encountered a professor who suggested I may be dyslexic during her office hours. When I was evaluated, I discovered that I was severely dyslexic. I realized, I learned on my own to master techniques that allowed me to adapt to the current education system in place. A system that wasn't design for someone like me. Today, I'm very passionate in researching the current practices in place to support students with dyslexia and I'm interested in the emerging technologies that have possibilities to be effective.
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