greg Mr. Gregoire Youbara
Board Member
Gregoire is a faculty member of the Department of World Languages and Cultures at Gallaudet University in Washington DC, teaching French and Spanish. He obtained a Masters of Arts in Spanish Languages and Literatures from Texas State University-San Marcos, and a Master of Sciences in Deaf Studies and Deaf Education from Lamar University, Beaumont, TX. Deaf since the age of 8, Gregoire discovered during his early school years a passion for foreign languages learning. 
One of his chief interests is advocating for equal educational access for the Deaf, particularly in francophone Africa where public institutions for the deaf are quasi nonexistent. Through his role as a board member and vice president of Strategies to Advance and Network Deaf Africans for Ubuntu, Inc. (STANDU) a non-profit organization aimed at advancing Deaf Africans, he is currently engaged in capacity building projects with Deaf communities in Africa - particularly with Deaf youth -
Since 2017, Gregoire has co-coordinated a pre-institute program for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Mandela Washington Fellows from African countries, a Program sponsored by the US Department of State at Gallaudet University. He is also on the board of the Mark Seven Deaf Foundation which oversees programs such as Camp Mark 7, Deaf Film Camp.