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I am a multidimensional sign language interpreter, artist, and  scholar who is dedicated to better understanding and facilitating our individual and collective health and healing. My work is holistic — blending research, education, and practices drawn from ancestral & contemporary wisdom.

  • Over 31 years of experience: academic, psychiatric, scientific, medical, technical, civic, conference, and the performing arts

  • Services: interpreting; mentoring; supervision; presenting;  facilitating small and large interpreter trainings; video production.

  • Certified by the Registry of Interpreters for the deaf

  • Over 16 years of mixed-method lab & community- based experience

  • Services: consultation; research design; project management; data collection, analysis, reporting (quant.  & qual.); peer review; research videos & science communication

  • Specialties: mental health; social sciences; lab & portable neuroscience & electrophysiology; experience sampling; photovoice

  • MA & MPhil in Psychology & 10 years of doctoral training in health, clinical, and biological psychology, & neuroscience

  • Languages: English & American Sign Language

  • Over 40 years of experience

  • Services: public speaking; leading panel & roundtable discussions; conference & symposium planning & chairing

  • Musical performances; open-mic spoken word & poetry events

  • Storytelling coach and producer

  • Live and virtual

  • Languages: English & American Sign Language

  • Over 8 years of experience

  • Services: individual and group yoga & fitness classes; speaking; support & book groups; conference self-care; mindfulness; video production

  • Specialties: trauma, stress & anxiety, BIPOC mental health, deaf mental health

  • Group Fitness Instructor Training (Shape Up NYC)

  • Certified Holistic Yoga Teacher Training (200 hours)

  • MA & MPhil in Psychology & 10 years of doctoral training.

  • Clinical Psychology Doctoral Training Hours

    • Intervention: 1,674

    • Assessment: 495

    • Supervision: 691

    • Support: 4,287

  • Languages: English & American Sign Language





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