Outreach & Civic Engagement Specialist
Born Deaf, adopted from Vietnam and raised in Duluth, Minnesota, Jaemi is a recent 2019 graduate of the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and two minors in neuroscience and leadership. In August of 2019, Jaemi will be starting a Masters in Social Work program at Gallaudet University in Washington D.C. Jaemi also works as a cook at a restaurant in Dinkytown.
Jaemi is an experienced public speaker, having spoken across the country at different universities and schools. He was the keynote speaker for the University of Minnesota’s Lavender Celebration for LGBTQIA+ individuals. He gives presentations in spoken English or ASL. Jaemi is also a native Cued Speech user.
In his free time, Jaemi likes to workout at the gym, go for walks, bike, and be outdoors. He is looking forward to a culture and environment change when he moves to Washington D.C.
“I chose to work with MNCDHH because I want to have the experience of not being the only Deaf employee at my place of work. I wanted to work in and with the Deaf community and be a part of the work and support that MNCDHH provides to Deaf/HOH/DB individuals.” - Jaemi Hagen