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RID Member Story: Jaclyn O’Keefe

Jaclyn O’Keefe

Where is your hometown?
I was born and raised in Staten Island, New York.  Since then I have moved around a bit.  I have lived in Maryland, for two years, and now have been residing in Los Angeles, California, for the past year and a half.

What is your membership category/certifications?
I am an Associate Member.  While […]

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RID Member Story: Joel Colon

Joel Colon

Where is your hometown?
I am a military brat. I moved around a lot and lived in different countries. I’m originally from Puerto Rico.

What is your membership category/certifications?
I am a student member of RID. I had been in an interpreter training program in Maryland for the past three years. I started the Bachelor’s of Interpreting Program at Gallaudet University […]

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RID Member Story: Tarra Grammenos

Tarra Grammenos, NIC Advanced

Where is your hometown?
Wayzata, Minnesota – although I’ve spent the last 7 years in St Paul, Minnesota.

How long have you been a member of RID?
Five years (I’ve been a student, associate and certified member in that time)

How did you become interested in the field of interpreting?
ASL was offered at my high school […]

By |October 1st, 2010|Categories: RID Member Stories|Comments Off on RID Member Story: Tarra Grammenos

RID Member Story: Nancy Quintilone

Nancy Quintilone, CT
Journey of an Interpreter

I have been signing since I was nine years old. I picked up sign language through church and went through 12 years of classes at Norfolk Christian Schools. After that, I obtained my B.A. at Virginia Wesleyan College in 1989. I began my career as a sign language interpreter with […]

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