Kathy Duncan is a nationally certified American Sign Language interpreter working as a freelance interpreter in the state of Arizona. She was graduated in May, 2007 from the Phoenix College Interpreter Preparation Program and immediately began working as a paid freelance interpreter. Prior to graduation, she was heavily involved volunteering and working in the Deaf-Blind community of Phoenix as a tactile interpreter and Support Service Provider. Kathy’s work history afforded her the opportunity to become one of the inaugral Provisional B Licensed interpreters in the state of Arizona in October, 2007. In September, 2009, she earned her National Intepreter Certification (NIC) from the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID). She maintains her certification and improves her interpreting skills through workshops, webinars, independent study, and is now a third year student at Arizona State University – West Campus pursuing a Bachelor of Applied Science in Languages and Cultures.
In addition to providing quality interpreting in a broad range of settings, Kathy also focuses on being qualified and prepared to interpret in all types of medical, surgical, and emergency healthcare situations. Therefore, she is certificated in aseptic techniques, infection control, and blood borne pathogen safety issues. This knowledge and experience provides her clients, both the medical staff and Deaf patients, with a genuine sense of safety protocol and reliability within the sterile field.
Kathy’s clients can be assured they will receive quality interpreting with proven reliabiltiy.