Academic Faculty

Settambrino-Wallis, Rachelle

Settambrino-Wallis, Rachelle, M.A.

Assistant Instructor 

Office: PCD 4026

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Rachelle Settambrino-Wallis is originally from Duluth, Minnesota. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education and a Master of Arts degree in International Development from Gallaudet University in Washington D.C. Currently she teaches course in American Sign Language as well as Interpreting at University of South Florida. In addition to her work in Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, she serves as a Faculty in Residence on campus and collaborates with Residential Education to support the American Sign Language Living Learning Community (ASL LLC). Ms. Settambrino has also been very active in the community. She has been a board member of International Deaf Partnerships since 2014 as well as serving as an interpreter/facilitator working with Guatemalan Deaf staff and Haitian Deaf Staff. In this capacity, Ms. Settambrino trains and empowers the local Deaf community in these countries, helping them learn how to operate Educational Summer camps for deaf children in their respective countries. Also, she provides professional development trainings to the teachers of Deaf children in Guatemala and Haiti. During her free time, Ms. Settambrino is an avid traveler. She enjoys traveling to Europe, the United Kingdom, Central America, and Caribbean. Besides of her love of traveling, she enjoys spending time with her dog, scuba diving, exercising, and reading books.

Masters in International Development Gallaudet University 2012
Bachelors in Elementary Education Gallaudet University 2009


  • American Sign Language – all levels
  • Advanced ASL Discourse
  • American Deaf Culture
  • Introduction to Deaf Culture
  • Advanced ASL Classifiers
  • Advanced ASL Proficiency
  • Linguistic of ASL