National Interpreter Certificate, obtained from the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (proof of credentials available upon request)
Employment Independent Contractor, Washington D.C., Metropolitan Area, 2001-Present Providing professional interpreting services on an independent level to a broad range of clientele in a variety of settings while adhering to the RID code of ethics. Independent Contractor, Central New York Area, June, 2008-November, 2008 Provided services as a sub-contractor in government and educational settings. The Library of Congress, Part-Time Contract Interpreter, Washington D.C., FY 2006, 2007 Provided direct services three days a week during fiscal years 2006 and 2007 to various staff, interns and visitors. Gained strength in high-register English source and target language, worked heavily in interactive sign-to-voice settings including but not limited to meetings, trainings, platform interpreting, and tours. Managed daily requests and maintained the master schedule and statistical reporting resulting in an annual report of interpreting services. Staff Interpreter, Quality Interpreting Services, Columbus, OH, 2000-2001 Worked collaboratively with a small staff to provide exceptional services in the Columbus metropolitan area to numerous clients in various educational, business and medical settings.
Experience Experience in various modes of communication such as ASL, PSE, oral, tactile, sign-to-voice and voice-to sign. Established skills in corporate, medical, technical, educational, sports, platform, business, accounting, finance, computer science, and government interpreting. Ability to learn unique subject matter, theories and terminology serving groups or individuals. Extensive experience working with various government agencies learning and adapting to highly technical subject matter.
Professional Affiliations Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Member Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Potomac Chapter, Member National Association of the Deaf, Member
Education A.A.S., Interpreting/American Sign Language Education Columbus State Community College, Columbus, OH, 2000 B.A., Speech and Hearing Science Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 1998