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Professional Summary

Nationally Certified Sign Language Interpreter with 14 years of experience in a variety of settings which include educational, medical, corporate, social services, and behavioral health. Extensive experience in the K-12 and postsecondary academic realm.

Certifications
  • NIC- National Interpreter Certification, Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf- 2009
  • Ed: K-12, EIPA- Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment, Boys Town National Research Hospital- 2009
  • Florida QA III, Florida Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, 2007
Education
University of South Florida Tampa, FL, Expected in 06/2006 Bachelor of Arts : Sign Language Interpretation - GPA :
  • Elected as Student Representative for the Annual FRID Conference, 2005
  • Recipient of Florida Bright Futures Scholarship
  • Member of Key Honor Society
Skills
  • Classroom Technology Integration- possess strong command of platforms utilized within virtual learning environment Well versed with use of Microsoft Office
  • Coordinate remote services via Blackboard Collaborate, MS Teams, Zoom, and Google Meets.
  • Educational Team Collaboration; IEP comprehension, Test Proctoring
  • Student Advising/Student Data Confidentiality/ Records Management
  • Community Outreach, Parent Education
  • Demonstrate commitment to cultural sensitivity and working in a diverse environment
Work History
Kindred Healthcare - Sign Language Interpreter
Joliet, IL, 06/2016 - Current
  • Provide sign language interpreting services by utilizing various online platforms to students who remain in a remote learning environment. Course offerings include college credit, vocational, and community education. Additional departments for which support services are available upon request; both on campus and virtually: Student Life, Advisement and Career Services, Financial Aid, and meetings with faculty in all disciplines
  • Prepare for each assignment to ensure familiarity with course content and linguistic competence
  • Provide academic advisement to students who are registered with ACCESS Disability Services
  • One-on-one tutoring services provided for students enrolled in a multitude of courses, including ASL
  • Mentor student interns enrolled in accredited ITP Programs
  • Host in-service trainings and faculty consultation on accommodating students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
  • Assist with schedules and maintain records for ACCESS Disability Services, Deaf Services Program
  • Collaborate in meetings to better serve Deaf students in virtual settings
  • Increased program outreach by building strong relationships with educators and community
Kindred Healthcare - Sign Language Interpreter
Nashville, TN, 01/2008 - 03/2020
  • Interpreting settings include, but are not limited to: Medical, Educational, Legal, Correctional, Social Services, Business, Governmental, Mental Health, Vocational
  • Interpreted for former President of Poland Lech Walesa during South Florida visit
  • Interpreted Annual State of County Address for Mayor Carlos Gimenez
  • Attended professional development programs to enhance knowledge and skills.
  • Stayed abreast on new expressions and cultural changes impacting language translation.
Siskiyou County Office Of Education - Educational Sign Language Interpreter
Yreka, CA, 08/2006 - 05/2016
  • Provided interpreting services to students, faculty, and parents. Services included but not limited to: academic courses, tutoring, psychological evaluations, IEP meetings, extracurricular activities, SAT/ACT testing, and field-trips
  • Adhered to the Code of Professional Conduct, established by the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf
  • Prepared for each assignment to ensure familiarity with course content and linguistic competence
  • Monitored message accuracy and construct meaning to students' cognitive and grade level, collaborated with educational team members as necessary
  • Provide faculty consultation and training on accommodating students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
  • Attended professional development programs to enhance knowledge and skills
Miami Dade Public Schools - Liaison Coordinator
City, STATE, 08/2012 - 02/2013
  • Scheduled 24 District Staff and 17 Agency Interpreters for substitute coverage and ongoing services.
  • Handled and responded to inquires and requests for Sign Language Interpreting Services.
  • Reviewed Agency and Interpreter Verification Logs and Invoices for Payroll purposes.
  • Collaborated with administrators and teachers on specific plans of action.
  • Increased program outreach by building strong relationships with educators and community
  • Maintained knowledge of latest requirements and support strategies.
Affiliations

NAIE- National Association of Interpreters in Education,

RID-Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf,

FRID-Florida Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf

NAD-National Association of the Deaf

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School Attended

  • University of South Florida

Job Titles Held:

  • Sign Language Interpreter
  • Sign Language Interpreter
  • Educational Sign Language Interpreter
  • Liaison Coordinator

Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts

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