Gabriela Evans

Gabriela Evans has received $5,000 towards a Masters Degree in Audiology, that will enable her to pursue a career as a paediatric audiologist.

Gabriela is genetically deaf as a result of a mutation in one of her Connexin 26 genes. She hopes that as an audiologist she will be able to use her first-hand experience to help children who are going deaf or dealing with hearing aids and implants.

She is currently studying a Bachelor of Arts in Deaf Studies at Auckland University of Technology.