Lydia Callis is a sign language interpreter, community educator and advocate for equal access. Lydia is a proud CODA-- the only hearing child in 3 generations of Deaf family. She gained national attention for her interpreting work alongside Mayor Bloomberg and New York City officials during Hurricane Sandy. She works to raise awareness regarding social issues, and is actively involved in public policy reform. Lydia is motivated by connecting people, preserving Deaf culture, and empowering individuals to pursue their dreams without limitation.