Leadership Series: Faye Kuo
Faye Kuo, CSD’s former Chief Legal Officer, is the daughter of Taiwanese immigrants. Born into a signing family (one of her three siblings is also deaf), Faye was mainstreamed in a deaf and hard of hearing program. After graduation, she kicked off her college education at the University of Illinois at Champaign, then transferred to RIT/NTID.
“When I went to RIT/NTID, it was the first time I was really exposed to a large group of deaf people, who, in many ways, challenged my previous perspective of what deaf people were supposed to be like,” Faye said.
Faye’s college years helped her cement her identity.
“I considered things like the fact that I am not white, the fact that I am a woman, and I am deaf as well,” Faye said. “It’s all different things that came into play when I was trying to discover my own identity.”
Faye credits CSD for giving her leadership opportunities she may not have found elsewhere.
“The CSD leadership team is a group of people who really care about their work, and the impact they make on the deaf and hard of hearing communities,” Faye said.