Jaemi was a former Reentry and Case Management intern at Voices for a Second Chance in Washington, DC where he worked with formerly and currently incarcerated individuals to get them connected with resources, services and programs related to housing, employment, clothing, and basic necessities. Born Deaf, Jaemi communicates with spoken language, American Sign Language, and Cued Speech. As a Deaf individual, Jaemi has done speaking engagements at different universities and schools such as the University of the Pacific in San Francisco, CA; University of Minnesota; Macalester College; and Earle B. Wood Middle School in Rockville, MD. Upon graduation, he hopes to work somewhere that values diversity, acknowledges privileges and implicit or explicit biases, and makes consistent efforts to change and improve best practices to meet the wide range of needs present among clientele. On the weekends, since he’s currently in California, he likes to relax on the ocean’s beaches and go biking! In the cold Minnesota winter season he skis and snowboards!