Where does your passion lie?
My passion lies in unpacking and coming to a greater understanding of the definition of the task of interpreting. The work we do is rich with so many layers that impact and affect the work – social, political, linguistic, cultural, and cognitive, to name a few.
How has interpreting provided opportunities for you?
Interpreting has provided me opportunities to serve. I’ve had the good fortune of being involved with coordinating events, serving on committees and councils, and humbly gaining leadership experience along the way. With all of these opportunities to serve, I’ve been able to learn from others who have taken the time to teach and mentor me along the way. This includes colleagues in the field and Deaf community members. These people have taught me what interpreting has been, what it is, and where we should be going. For that I am ever grateful.