Class of 2007 - B.S. Interpreting
While a student at William Woods, Jessica was active in her sorority and several extra-curricular organizations. In fact, as a participant in the PeaceJam program, Jessica was featured in a book along with Nobel Peace Laureate Jody Williams.
Since graduating from William Woods with a Bachelor of Science degree in Interpreting in 2007, Jessica went on to earn a Master’s in Interpretation from Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C. She earned National Interpreter Certification in 2011. Over the years, she has served in a number of roles for the Potomac Chapter of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (PCRID) including serving as chapter president. She has also worked as a mentor for students in the MA program at Gallaudet.
She has been an independent contractor working in a variety of settings, including higher education, the federal government, the Smithsonian and the arts in the DC area. Some of her experiences of note are interpreting on a trip to the Galapagos Islands, interpreting for bands such as The Who, The Black Keys and The Dave Matthews Band. She was also honored to be selected for the interpreting team at the National Association of the Deaf's (NAD) national conference in Atlanta in 2013.