risa s.


Washington, DC

Member since:

May 11, 2013

What's your dissertation "elevator speech"?

Leaders have been researched from several demographic groups--males, females, etc. One group that has not been researched thoroughly are people who are Deaf-Blind. My study seeks to find Deaf-Blind individuals who serve as leaders of constituent advocacy groups to determine their educational experiences. This is a phenomenological study.

Where are you in the process (eg. proposal, research, writing)?


What are you looking for in a dissertation support group?

Discussion of process Accountability Sharing of resources

How often would you like to meet?

Biweekly to monthly.


Hello. I am Risa Shariff, doctoral candidate from Gallaudet University. I have two kids and I am married. This is my second doctoral program.

What risa s. is saying about this Meetup Group

This is an awesome way to stay accountable on what is often an isolating journey. I especially like the online google hangout format. I can stay warm and motivated at the same time.


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