Marcy Dicker is what is commonly referred to (in the Deaf community) as a “GODA” (grandchild of Deaf adults). She began learning American Sign Language as a toddler, in order to communicate with her Deaf grandparents. The influence of her grandparents on her life and learning ASL at a young age was very strong; she pursued a career in Deaf Education, working with parents and newly diagnosed babies and toddlers. She eventually took a position with the Department of Public Instruction, as the state’s Outreach Director for students who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deafblind, ages 0-21. Currently, she is enjoying her position as a Program Coordinator for Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UWM. In her spare time, Marcy loves to play Mah Jong and is excited to share the history and her love of this challenging game with Osher members.