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Professionalism, Accuracy and Integrity. Always displaying a professional demeanor and upholds the standards and ethics set forth by the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf.  Dedicated to developing appropriate specialized vocabulary and remaining current on linguistic features of both American Sign language and English.  Provides communication autonomy while remaining culturally aware. 

Work experience


Community Interpreter

Some examples of settings include:  State agencies, platform interpreting, conferences, performances, secondary and post secondary education, and employment related assignments including human resources, meetings, training, interviews, etc.


Legal Interpreter

Providing interpretation in a variety of legal settings while attending ongoing training within the legal field.  Having already passed the written portion of the Specialized Certification in Legal interpreting I am still pursing to complete the certification by completing the performance portion of the exam.


Medical and Mental Health Interpreter

Providing medical and mental health interpreting services the entire continuum of care.  Staying current on terminology in the field of medicine and obtaining training specifically in body systems, anatomy and physiology, medical philosophy, mental health (diagnosis, medication, and the process of psychiatric treatment), etc.

Sep 2002Jan 2013

Volunteer Fire Fighter / EMT - Basic

Polk County Fire District #1

-  Respond to emergency situations to provide relief from a variety of situations.  These situations were including, but not limited to fire suppression, vehicle extrication, and medical treatment.  

-  Represent the department at community events, and provide public education.


Sep 2001Jun 2005

Bachelor's Degree

Western Oregon University

Major: ASL/English Interpretation

Minor: Legal Studies

Sep 2006Jan 2007

Emergency Medical Technician - Basic Certification

Chemeketa Community College


Apr 2009Present

National Interpreter Certification - Advanced (NIC - Adv)

Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID)

Nationally recognized test developed through the collaboration of the National Association of the Deaf and the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf.  This exam contains an aspect ensuring knowledge of the interpreting profession, ethical consideration and understanding, as well as proficiency in both American Sign Language and English.


Emergency Medical Technician - Basic  (EMT - B)

Oregon State Department of Health - Bureau of EMS

Training in non-invasive emergency medical treatment.