Jodi Oates grew up in Austin, TX, which she feels fortunate to be raised in large Deaf community. She got her degree in Communication Arts from Gallaudet University after graduating high school from Texas School for the Deaf. She started building her family and work at South Dakota and stayed there for 15 years before moving back to her childhood place, Austin. She has been working for ACC since 2012 and got her Masters in ASL in 2014. Totaling up to 15 years experience of teaching ASL, she is ready to welcome you to ASL.