Mandi McNamara - Deaf/Hard of Hearing - Washington University 

Mandi McNamara is a PhD student in the Speech and Hearing Sciences program at Washington University in St. Louis. Prior to beginning her doctoral work, Mandi studied Deaf Education, Communication Disorders, Disability Studies and Psychology. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Communication Disorders from Truman State University and her Master of Science in Deaf Education from Washington University in St. Louis. 

Mandi has spent the last two years working as a teacher of the deaf specializing in listening and spoken language at the Moog Center for Deaf Education in St. Louis. In the past, Mandi has served as a direct support provider, community support coach, youth education leader and early childhood educator for children with developmental disabilities. Currently, Mandi resides in St. Louis, where she enjoys cooking, playing volleyball, and spending time with family and friends.