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Melissa Malzkuhn, MFA.


  • Founder & Director of Motion Light Lab, leading their creative research and development at Gallaudet University research center. She is a Co-Founder of CREST Network (Cultivating Research & Equity in SL Tech).

  • NSF – Gallaudet Science Deaf Advisory Council Members of Learning Center, focusing on the equity and inclusion of deaf people in sign language technology.

  • Obama Fellow 2018, Ashoka 2021. She is an activist, academic, artist, and digital strategist with a love for language play, interactive experiences, and community-based change.

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