Deqa Hassan is very familiar with the ABE network, having served as a Community Technology Empowerment Project (CTEP) member in Minneapolis, a Computer Education Intern at Open Door Learning Center—Northside, and as a program assistant with Franklin Learning Center. She earned her MA in English: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from Minnesota State University and has taught English in the Middle East. She is currently finishing her Master of Library and Information Science Degree from Wayne State University, and also works as a SCOPE Librarian at Sumner Library. Deqa considers knowledge powerful and information literacy a crucial tool for success. For fun, she likes reading, traveling, and archery.