Kaj Kraus is a PhD student in Linguistics at Gallaudet University and a research assistant for the Family ASL project. Previously, he earned a B.A. from New York University and a M.A. from Gallaudet University. His research focuses on the effects of language deprivation across the lifespan, and the benefits of preventing its effects through early exposure to accessible language. When he’s not working, he enjoys spending his time mountain biking, skiing, and hiking.