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Charlie Young

Portland Community College

American Sign Language/English Interpreting


Community College

Coach Dream It Real Scholarship

Charlie is a queer, transgender person who grew up in the central Columbia River Gorge in rural Oregon. Charlie is passionate about equity and spends the majority of his time pursuing an education in American Sign Language and working with the Deaf community as a caregiver for Deaf, DeafBlind, and Deaf Plus adults. When they are not working or attending classes, they are the volunteer coordinator and co-coach for Gorge Roller Derby, a nonprofit organization that centers and empowers women and gender-expansive individuals. In his personal time, Charlie is a creative writer, writing prose and poetry to share with his community.

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