“Hello, my name is Andrew R. Bottoms, but you can call me by my nickname, ‘Anbo’. I was born and raised in a Deaf family from North Carolina. American Sign Language (ASL) is my native language. Upon my graduation from high school, I aimed to travel the world. Over the course of a three year span, my travels took me all across the globe.  I graduated from Gallaudet University with two bachelor degrees, one in American Sign Language (ASL) and the other in Deaf Studies. When the Masters in Sign Language Teaching program was unveiled at Gallaudet University, I dove into this amazing opportunity to further my career in the study of ASL. My passion and fervor toward teaching ASL parallels my values in the sharing of the language and culture embodied by ASL. My innate aptitude and specialization lie in the sphere of ASL Literature.”