San Diego County RID (SCRID) Affiliate Chapter Update:

Hello Region V! Since we have many new board members, I thought it would be a good time to introduce you to our fabulous team; San Diego County’s RID Board of Directors. We are looking for a new Community Interpreting Representative. If you are in our Chapter’s jurisdiction and interested, please do contact me. – Mala,


Mala Poe, President, San Diego County RIDPresident

Mala Poe has an Education Specialist degree (Ed.S.) in Deaf Education: Applied Linguistics as well as a Masters degree in Linguistics, both from Gallaudet University. She has been a member of the Deaf community since 1986, and holds national certifications in interpreting from RID and NAD. She is a staff interpreter for Deaf faculty at the University of California San Diego. Occasionally, Mala world as a freelance interpreter and is a presenter on topics dealing with individuals who are Deaf-Blind. She is serving her third year as President for SDCRID. Prior to serving as President, Mala served as Vice-President for a few years after being the Professional Development Chair. On the state level, she continues to be the Listserv moderator for RID’s Deaf-Blind Member Section and has now transitioned back to the Region V Representative. Her passion is traveling within her region to provide workshops, exposing people to ideas of interpreting with Deaf-Blind people. In the little spare time that she has, she enjoys volunteering at Deaf Community events, whether interpreting or coordinating events and working with the annual Susan G Komen Foundation as part of the Moto Route Safety Crew. Her favorite things to do always include spending time with her husband, Eric, and dog Juno.