Before beginning as a staff interpreter at CWI, Rachel was a freelance interpreter in New Orleans, LA and later on, in the Treasure Valley. She has worked in a variety of settings including doctor’s offices, hospitals, video relay service, (VRS), conferences, businesses, vocational rehabilitation, state government, and higher education.
Graduating from the University of South Florida, Rachel earned her B.A. in Communication Sciences and Disorders with a concentration in the ASL interpreting track along with a B.S. in Biomedical Science in 2017. She then moved to New Orleans, where she began working full-time as a freelance interpreter. In 2019, she earned her first interpreting credential, the BEI Basic, through the Board of Evaluation for Interpreters in Texas. She moved to the Treasure Valley in early 2020 and soon joined the local interpreting community. In July 2021, she earned the National Interpreter Certification (NIC). Rachel has a passion for providing equal access to communication for those who are Deaf and hard-of-hearing (DHH), and she is excited to be on board with CWI to serve our DHH students!
B.A. Communication Sciences and Disorders - University of South Florida
B.S. Biomedical Science - University of South Florida
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