I am enlightened
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Melissa Yingst, '00

Host of Melmira
Los Angeles, CA
Melissa returns to the Gallaudet studio, reminiscing about her years as a TV show host for “What’s up Gallaudet?” which enlightened her.

Experience Gallaudet through the inspiring real-life stories of our own community members.

Melissa talks about how she went from being a student and hosting the “What’s Up, Gallaudet” show to having a successful career and her own online show.

All of this started at Gallaudet, where she learned to love the media, tell stories, and get involved with the deaf and signing communities. You’ll be enlightened, 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.