Davina Snow is a passionate advocate for individuals who are deaf. Active in many facets and roles within the community, Davina’s involvement with numerous organizations and agencies convey her interests in supporting equal access and education.
In her current roles as ASL Lecturer and ASL Coordinator for the Department of World Languages at Boise State University (BSU), Davina offers six levels of ASL, advises students who choose to minor in ASL and administers ASL placement and challenge exams. Davina is known for challenging her students to involve ASL in as many aspects of their lives as possible. She is the first full-time Deaf Instructor in the language department at BSU and helps other staff members become more aware of accommodation needs. Davina is an active contributor and member of the Idaho Chapter of the American Sign Language Teachers Association (ASLTA).
Davina is instrumental in making the local theater more accessible for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing. She volunteers as an actor to sign annual play synopses for the Idaho Shakespeare Festival’s: Signing Shakespeare. With her church, Davina serves as the interpreting coordinator, ensuring a rotation of qualified interpreters.
Furthermore, Davina is a champion for Deaf survivors of domestic or sexual violence and has received advanced training to help survivors cope. Davina is described by her peers as trustworthy and as a role model who balances a family, a full-time job, and a commitment to the community.
We commend Davina for the work she does in Idaho to improve the lives of individuals who are deaf and we are proud to present her as the recipient of the Hamilton Relay 2013 Deaf Community Leader Award for the State of Idaho.
This leadership recognition has been brought to you by Hamilton Relay.
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