Roslyn "Roz" Rosen, Ed.D., was born to a Deaf family in the Bronx. She attended the Lexington School for the Deaf and Gallaudet University, where she met her husband and lifelong partner, Herb Rosen. Currently retired, her career has included being a rehabilitation counselor, Gallaudet University faculty, dean, and vice president of academic affairs at Gallaudet University, and director of the National Center on Deafness at California State University, Northridge. She is a past president of the National Association of the Deaf and a board member of the World Federation of the Deaf. This is Roz's first book, but she has authored chapters in various books. She also has written numerous articles and provided numerous presentations on human rights, education, organizational development and leadership. Currently, Roz serves on the core team of Language Equality and Acquisition for Deaf Kids - Kindergarten Ready (LEAD-K), a national campaign to stop language deprivation. She also is a board member of the West Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind, and Discovering Deaf Worlds. In her spare time, Roz strolls along beaches and dabbles in the arts. She and her husband have three children and nine grandchildren.