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Meet the nominees!
Community Representative for Interpreting Students: Palomar
My name is Clennie Foster and I am running for the position of SDCRIDs Palomar Student Representative. In May of 2012, I graduated from Grossmont College with a 4.0 GPA, earning my Associate of Arts degree in American Sign Language. During my time at Grossmont College, I was an active member of the ASL Club and became the club’s president during my final semester of attendance. After my graduation from Grossmont, I transferred to Palomar College in the fall of 2012 to enroll in their Interpreter Training Program. I am currently completing my second semester of the program and plan to take the EIPA and NIC knowledge exam upon completion of my fourth and final semester. I am running for the position of Student Representative because I believe I can help make a difference in the educational and professional experiences of myself and my peers. If elected, I plan to explore new ways in which my fellow classmates and I are able to network with a wider variety of professional interpreters. I also plan to work with the Student Representative for Mesa College in order to discover more opportunities in which interpreting students at Mesa and Palomar can come together and improve their skills as a team. As an interpreting student of Palomar College, I truly believe I can represent my school in a most positive and productive way.
My name is Amanda Jones. I am 25 years old and have been signing for about 4 years. I plan to graduate from Palomar with my Associates’ in ASL and then continue on and get my Bachelors’ in Early Childhood Education with the ultimate plan of becoming a certified interpreter and eventually getting my teaching credential. I have been doing administrative work, both volunteer and paid, off and on for about the last 10 years. I helped plan multiple events for the group of high school students that I volunteered with, including coordinating with leaders of other groups for joint events. As the student rep for Palomar College, I would coordinate with the student rep from Mesa College as well as with other RID reps to create opportunities for networking and for the students from both schools to get to know each other. I am excited for the chance to encourage the building of relationships between RID Interpreters and Palomar’s interpreters in training and would love the opportunity to serve as Palomar’s student rep for the 2013-2014 school year!
Barbara has a lifetime of experience in the Deaf community. She is a CODA to a Deaf mother who exposed her to the inter-workings of her life experiences and Deaf culture. Being immersed in the Deaf community with Deaf family members and friends is where she feels the most at home. Barbara is a natural leader and serves as a good role model. She was the Secretary of SCRID, Students of Colorado Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, for 2 semesters. This allowed her to be a leader amongst her peers where she enjoyed being someone they could go to. Upon completing 2 semesters of the IPP program in Colorado she found better opportunity in California, where soon after she lost her mother. After healing and finding her passion again Barbara is now an ITP student at Palomar where she has been president of her class for 2 semesters. She wears and manages a variety of hats, such as being a small business owner, mom, wife, and student. As a student representative her goals are to form a close community among the students by providing a medium for students to be updated on opportunities that will allow growth. She also hopes to form a tie between both Palomar and Mesa campuses thorough various workshops and community events. She also hopes to find alternating venues to host meetings and workshops at a more central location so all members have a better chance to attend.
Community Representative for Interpreting Students: Mesa
Eric Brown grew up in Tennessee where he attended Eastern Kentucky University majoring in their Interpreter Training Program. Upon moving to California, Eric enrolled at Mesa Community College in order to obtain his degree in American Sign Language Interpreting. Upon graduating from Mesa, Eric plans to attend SDSU to obtain his Bachelor’s Degree.
Over the past two years, Eric has shown his commitment to the Deaf community by volunteering at Deaf Community Services where recently he accepted a part-time job in the Interpreting Department. Additionally, Eric recently has taken a position in the Public Relations Department with San Diego County Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf working on their Facebook page.
As SDCRID Representative for Mesa Community College, Eric would like to garner more student involvement by planning events and possibly workshops geared toward ASL and ITP students. His idea is that these students will one day be the active working interpreters in the community and by establishing a relationship with them at this level it will help to ensure career-long commitments to SDCRID and RID as a whole.
Judith A. Kroeger graduated with a Master of Arts in Deaf Education and holds a California teaching credential Educational Specialist: Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Her background in education complements her experience as an interpreter and Associate of Arts in ASL/English Interpreting. Judith is RID certified and has interpreted in various settings including educational, both K-12 and college level; video relay, and general community. In working as a community representative, Judith met with interpreters in discussion groups to not only discuss the current issues they face on a daily basis but action items that have led to both local and national changes. With several years of experience working with SDCRID, Judith hopes to continue as vice president in an effort to make this a truly member-led organization.
Community Representative for the Deaf Community
Johnny is 6’6” and wears shoe size 13…and loves tomatoes. He is the kind of guy you want to bump into in the sometimes-dark alley of the interpreting world. He has worked with and utilized interpreters all his life, from elementary school to college and has faced many possible scenarios. His experience helped him train and educate interpreters in the legal, theatrical, and especially medicinal fields. Empowering the community is always his ultimate goal. He is currently working on his BA in debate/speech and pursuing Deaf interpreter certification
Marla Marks is a Kansas state native and resident of San Diego since 1997. A graduate from the Fashion institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles with an Associates Degree in Visual Communications and Store Planning and with 18 years of experience in the Fashion Industry, she has worked at Madison High School’s D/HH program as an Instructional Aide in bilingual classrooms. For a span of six years, Marla was a member of an ASL performing arts group aimed at a deaf audience. She is currently changing career paths as a Fitness Personal Trainer and pursuing a certification as a Deaf Interpreter. Being Deaf herself, she brings familiarity with the community and knowledge of many local Deaf and CODA professionals, Deaf families, and interpreters. By coexisting within the Deaf and hearing communities, she is a bridge between the two communities and works to bring positive changes to San Diego.
She says, "In my 16 years of residency in San Diego, I have seen phases and changes in the local Deaf community. It is my passion to see improvements among the Deaf community with ideas I can offer and present to SDCRID. I have noticed the lack of a Deaf club and events in San Diego. Being Deaf myself I know first-hand some of the situations deaf individuals face, plus I am familiar with the community SDCRID houses. I believe I am a good candidate for the Deaf Community Representative position."
Meeting dates for the 2012-2013 Fiscal Year
All meetings will be held at:
Deaf Community Servies
3930 Fourth Ave, Suite #300
San Diego, CA 92103
Board and Chairs Mtgs: 6:00pm
Sep 7 **Special Meeting**
General Membership Meetings: 9:00am-12:30pm
**Mini Workshops worth .2 CEUs offered at every Meeting!!**
Please note below! The June 8th meeting has been moved to June 1st
Jun 1 (Location TBD)
Please note below! The June 8th meeting has been moved to June 1st
Jun 1 (Location TBD)
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From now on, General Membership Meetings will be conducted in ASL. A request for interpretation must be submitted no later than two weeks prior to the meeting by contacting the vice president.
SDCRID a proud sponsor of the ASL Feast Show!!