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Erisette Cruz

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Erisette Cruz

Undergraduate Student
Spanish and Deaf Studies


Looking to be a part of a community that values diversity and inclusivity? Look no further than Gallaudet University! Erisette, who has actively participated in community organizations and has strong ties with the university, is just one example of the vibrant and connected community you can join at Gallaudet.

Embracing Disability and Identity as a Latinx Person

Erisette came here not only to embrace her disability as an integral part of her identity, but also to reinforce her sense of self as a Latinx individual, drawing inspiration from faculty members who share her background and the organizations she’s involved in within her community. All things considered, Erisette is more deeply involved than she realizes, and by coming here, you will be too.

#IAmGallaudet Stories

Explore the stories of a variety of members of our Gallaudet community.

The #IAmGallaudet campaign is part of The Gallaudet Promise, our ten-year vision to share the story from many different angles and show that there are many different ways to be deaf. These stories are moving, insightful, and often triumphant. These also reflect the importance of the space Gallaudet has offered to nurture the growth of a broad range of successful members of the deaf, hard of hearing, and signing community.