* Looking for a way to make your performance accessible to the Deaf community?
* Giving a lecture or teaching a class, & have a Deaf person interested in attending?
PDX Loves Signing, LLC is your answer.
Carissa Martos has a B.A. in English from the University of California, and is currently a graduate student at Western Oregon University in the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Education program, working toward her Master's Degree in DHH Education.
She completed a year of an AA Interpreter training program before leaving and independently beginning to work with mentors (both Deaf and hearing) and take workshops in an attempt to find the knowledge she needed in a way that best fit her needs. Carissa has spent time volunteering at both her local Deaf schools, in Ghana, and in the community.
She has passed the knowledge portion of EIPA, and has a current performance score of 3.8, enabling her to work in both Oregon and Washington schools (and has retaken it, recently). She has also passed the knowledge portion of the NIC exam, and is looking at the BEI since RID has its moratorium in effect. She currently works as a freelance interpreter while maintaining a heavy academic course-load.
Carissa is also a mother, advocate, artist and the past Academy Outreach Coordinator for the Signing Time Foundation.
Want to know more? Great!
Simply select Interpreting Services from the menu, for the best way to contact her. If you would like more information about Carissa personally, click Get To Know Carissa. You can also read about her trip to Andrew Foster's Deaf school in Ghana, West Africa or check out the amazing Signing Time library available in the Store.
PDX Loves Signing, LLC
Carissa Martos, ASL/English Interpreter
408 SE 28th Ave, Portland Oregon 97214