I also have a part-time job with the Los Angeles County In-Home Supportive Services as a caregiver to a Deaf and Blind woman.
In 2014 and 2015 I truly enjoyed volunteering at DEAFestival Los Angeles assisting Bertha Velazquez at the children’s zone and Stephanie Velazquez with the Fashion Show. This experience led me a desire to become a member of the DEAFestival Planning Committee and serve as the committee’s secretary. I am also a member of the Fashion Show Committee assisting the entertainment and hospitality team.
I welcome you to join us for a very exciting experience!
Marlon is currently attending Los Angeles Trade Technical College (LATTC) and is pursuing his dream to receive a B.A. degree at CSUN (Fall 2017). His goal is to become an ASL Teacher at any schools that would offer him the opportunity to teach.
He enjoys working and volunteering to improve the lives of the Deaf community. He has collaborated with the Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness (GLAD) by reading books to children. In addition, he was President of 'See United Deaf Power' Student Club at LATTC and President of 'Deaf Culture Club' at Glendale Community College (GCC). He was also very instrumental in organizing fund raisers to support these clubs and their programs.
As the T-Shirt Contest Coordinator, he is very excited and honored to work with Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Hearing individuals to produce DEAFestival Los Angeles…one of Los Angeles largest events!
He ventured in Pasadena City College where he majored in photography. Meanwhile, he attended Art Center in Pasadena and CSU Northridge specializing in graphic design and photography. His passion for photography derailed while he worked as graphic and web designer for Metafor Imaging in Culver City. After a while, he resumed his love for photography after departing his position as graphic and web designer. Currently, as a freelance, he is a web developer.
As a photographer, he loves to capture the true spirit of humanity. His desire is to bring out the true nature of individual to represent their identity.
While he is not taking photography, Ali enjoys outdoor activities such as bicycling, hiking, and playing basketball. He is happily married to Carmine Ida and has two wonderful children.