What is the most inspiring part of your job?
The most inspiring part of my job is the power of sign language! Giving visual access to information in sign language restores justice, joy and hope in the Deaf community. On the other hand, carrying conversations in sign language with non-signers is also rewarding once they start to realise what they have been missing.
I am a quiet yet expressive native American Sign Language (ASL) speaker and a strong advocate for my signing community. My great passion is to raise awareness around my heritage language, seek communication solutions, inspire and forge alliances to better support my people. I came all the way from a hard-working and multi-talented Deaf family in Regina, Saskatchewan. I hold a diploma from Gallaudet University in Washington, DC and 20+ years of networking relationships in the Deaf community all over Canada and around the globe. On a personal note, I am an avid environmentalist who loves getting her hands and feet dirty, especially off the grid. When I am home with my two white cats, I enjoy gardening, cooking, and watching thrillers on Netflix.