Meet a Member: Raechelle

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Nickname: Rae

Distinguishing characteristics: hard-working, extremely talented, dedicated, fearless, smiles!

Origin: San Francisco, CA πŸŒ‰

Day job: Bon Appetit Catering Server and Gallaudet University Cheerleading Assistant Coach

Role model: CJ Jones πŸŽ₯🎬🍿 - a Deaf American actor, post-production in filmmaking of "Avatar 2" (2020) directed by James Cameron

Biggest goal/dream: Rae plans to enroll in a master’s degree to further her education and to aid in obtaining a successful career and living comfortably with her dog, KhloΓ©, and new kittens, Cassiopeia & Olivia πŸ•πŸˆπŸˆ

Favorite emoji: 🀟🀟🀟 the gesture for β€œI love you” in American Sign Language

Fatal flaw: She has an obsession with emojis (can you tell?)

Fun fact: One of the first Deaf Cheer DC members and the second for Pride Cheerleading Association πŸ“£βœ¨πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ

"Raechelle always has a smile on her face. She’s always willing to try new things without hesitation and always kills it. She has an infectious personality and I look forward to working with her every week." - Ayana B.

β€œDid you see those toe touch baskets she pulled yesterday?!” - Stefanie C.