Naghmeh Samenirad is Hard of Hearing, born and grew up in Tehran. She moved and lived in France for 6 years and then moved to Canada. She has been living in Vancouver for the last 24 years. She is a Kindergarten French Immersion teacher working in primary school in Vancouver. She has a strong educational background with a Master of Education (MEd) focused in Early Childhood Education and Teaching from UBC. Naghmeh has been a volunteer at CHHA Vancouver branch as a Member-at-Large for the last 3 years and wants to continue to contribute to CHHA. She wants to make a difference in hard of hearing community and advocates for better accessibilities and services for people with hearing loss. She enjoys dancing, swimming, hiking and travelling.