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Deaf performer David Rivera performs at the ASL Slam in NYC

Born and bred the Bronx, David is a graduate of Lexington School for the Deaf in NYC. He received a Bachelor’s Degree in ASL Studies at Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C. and a Master’s Degree in Deaf Education at McDaniel College. 


David is a full-time professor in the ASL & Deaf Studies and ASL- English Interpreting Programs at Union County College in New Jersey. He currently holds ASLTA provisional certificate. David is also a trained Deaf interpreter working in the NYC & NJ area. His effortless style and precise, fluency has led David to be featured on various educational, medical, and entertainment published works. He is also an actor, performer, and ASL storyteller with specialty in ASL classifiers. David has taught various workshops in numerous places around the world.

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