Dr. Liann Osborne holds a master’s degree in vocational Rehabilitation from San Francisco State University, and a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Counseling from California State University, East Bay. Dr. Osborne obtained her doctorate in Educational Leadership for Social Justice from California State University, East Bay. Her research centers on Black Deaf Lives Matter in Deaf Education: Educators who reinforced and counter anti-Blackness while working with Black Deaf students in Deaf Education. Dr. Osborne has extensive professional experiences that push her to evolve to be a better educator and school leader. Her professional experiences have sparked a luminosity within her where she gravitates towards teaching Black and Brown Deaf students the beauty of their existence. She applies Abolitionist pedagogy to teach and lead with love, compassion for all marginalized Deaf students.