Allen Neece was born Deaf and resides in Washington D.C. He is an international development consultant with over 20 years of experience working on issues pertaining to deaf education and capacity building. He served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Kenya, Zambia, and Guyana for four years. He was also a VSO Volunteer in Rwanda for two-years. Prior to joining the Peace Corps, he taught English to deaf secondary students and adult immigrants in Los Angeles