Tarra Grammenos, M.S., SC:L, NIC Advanced, holds a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice, Graduate Certificate in Legal Interpreting, Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology of Deviance, and Associates Degree in American Sign Language /English Interpreting. Born and raised in Minnesota, Tarra has been an ASL/English interpreter for 15+ years. Since the death of her youngest brother to suicide in 2017, Tarra has immersed herself into the field of suicidology, attends monthly suicide survivor support groups, Out of the Darkness walks, and even hosts an ASL event for the Annual International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day. She’s also been heavily involved with her local MRID chapter as previous president, conference chair, and various committees. She resides in Minnesota with her partner, Patrick and their adorable chihuahua, Junior.