"What matters deafness of the ear, when the mind hears. The one true deafness, the incurable deafness, is that of the mind."
    -Victor Hugo
    Janel Coughran
    Janel Coughran 
    BA, University of Puget Sound
    Teaches: Human Relations, Transitions Seminar
    After reading a story about a Deaf girl in third grade, Janel took several ASL classes, continuing her study through college as a part of her Comparative Sociology degree from the University of Puget Sound. To further her knowledge and ability, she later completed a specific ASL program at Berkeley City College and has been signing ever since.

    In her spare time, Janel enjoys cheering for Seattle sports and the Giants. She also enjoys knitting, reading, playing percussion and hanging out with her husband and kitties.