I started my interpreting career at the age of 9 in Chicago, Illinois.  While obtaining my B.S.Ed in Deaf Education, I supported myself by interpreting for fellow students in the University environment.  Fresh from Illinois State University in 1988, I was offered a teaching position at the Model Secondary School for the Deaf in Washington, DC.  After one year of teaching, I realized my interests and skills were better suited to the interpreting field.  I have been interpreting full-time since 1989 in the DC area.  I earned interpreting certification in the year 1990 which I maintained until 2007.  
Due to my years of life and interpreting experiences, I am uniquely qualified to interpret for, coordinate for, or advise you regarding your interpreting needs.