As one of the more recent interpreter hires, I am still learning the “TSD ropes” and loving the experience.
I came to TSD with many years of interpreter and work experiences, several college degrees, and national certifications. My entire professional life has been within the deaf community. In high school, I spent my summers working at the Gallaudet Bookstore preparing for their fall semesters. Since that time, I have worked in non-profit agencies, telecommunications relay services, adult education as well as video relay services and with its technology.
I have served on many boards of directors and currently serve on the American Federation of Elderly Deaf. I am a member of the National Association of the Deaf, the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Texas Interpreters for the Deaf and the Austin Interpreters for the Deaf.
But what I really bring to TSD is humility and wisdom. The humility is knowing that all of the above only shows that I can learn. The wisdom is knowing that there is still much to learn. I look forward to working with the staff, students and families here at TSD to continue learning.