Kathy Duncan, NIC

Professional American Sign Language Interpreter


Kathy Duncan, NIC

Austin, Texas
Who is Kathy? I am a professional, nationally certified American Sign Language interpreter providing quality services and cultural mediation as a successful independent contractor.
Skills Sets Certifications & Licensure
  • NIC Certified:  since 9/2009 (National Interpreter Certification)
  • EIPA Score: 3.5 since 10/2008 (Educational Interpreter Proficiency Assessment)
  • Arizona State Licensed:  #KDxxxxxx continuously licensed since 10/2007
  • Independent Freelance Interpreter since 6/2007
Professional Development & Continuing Education
  • Upper Level Student – Arizona State University West Campus, in the Bachelor of Applied Science in Languages & Cultures degree program, 8/2011-5/2012
  • 20+ Hours of Continuing Education annually to maintain NIC Certification
  • Aseptic Techniques including Infection Control Protocol (Healthcare Interpreting)
  • Blood Borne Pathogens and Safety Issues (Healthcare Interpreting)
  • Advanced Training – Tactile (Blind) and Low-Vision Interpreting
  • Video Phone, Mobile Video Chat, Video Relay, TTY protocols
Professional Memberships and Validations
  • Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID), Member since 2005
  • Texas Society of Interpreters for the Deaf (TSID), Member since 2012
  • Selected as RID 2007 San Francisco Conference Support Staff Team Member
Education Graduate, Interpreter Preparation Program Phoenix College, Phoenix, AZ

  • Related course work:  Interactive Interpreting, ASL to English Simultaneous and Consecutive Interpreting, English to ASL Simultaneous and Consecutive Interpreting, Internship Field Experience & Seminar, Educational Interpreting, and Demand/Control Schema interpreting decision tools
May 2007Cum GPA: 3.9
Dual Certificates, Deaf Studies & Sign Language Communication Phoenix College, Phoenix, AZ

  • Related course work:  American Sign Language I ~ V, Comparative Linguistics, Fingerspelling & Numbering, Introduction to Deafness, Issues and Aspects of Deafness, Deaf Culture, Public Speaking, Career Work Experience
May 2006Dec 2005
Associate of Applied Science (with Honors), Scottsdale Community College, Scottsdale, AZ

  • Related course work: Interpersonal Communication, Business Practices, English Composition, Psychology, Philosophy, Physical Geography, and Mathematics
May 2001Cum GPA: 3.5

I am well experienced in the areas of healthcare, science, and technology.

I have exceptional experience in post-secondary level interpreting including university, community college, automotive and motorcycle technical/mechanical trade school settings.


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