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Nessie Vanta

Nessie Vanta

NOVA is the perfect place to start if you’re not quite sure what you want to major in. Having grown up in an impoverished country, I am thankful for the opportunity to attend a good institution and get a quality education.

I’m working towards a Career Studies Certificate in American Sign Language. Growing up, a lot of people assumed a hearing impaired boy in my town was mentally challenged, which wasn't true. People used to pick on him because they didn’t know sign language and how to communicate with him. I'm studying sign language so I can teach others in poor countries how to communicate with deaf people.

NOVA is a great place because it opens your mind. I hope to join the Peace Corps after college and apply all the valuable lessons I've learned.