Sade Martinez Cervantes
Upcoming Trilingual interpreter born in Mexico and raised in Puerto Rico. Currently a senior Gallaudet University. My goal is to do medical and government interpreting, as well as to obtain my masters degree en the near future.
Vernice have been working as a professional interpreter for five years and moved to the Washington D.C. area from Atlanta, G.A in 2017. She obtained her Bachelor degree in Public Administration and Justice from Northern Arizona University and her Associates of Arts from Pima County College Interpreting Training Program.
Passionate about working with a diverse group of interpreters and Deaf individuals, the move to Washington D.C. area was a natural fit. An Avid traveler, Vernice has traveled all over the United States and internationally to interpret to places like Zimbabwe, Cuba, Europe, Arizona, Georgia, New York, Pennsylvania to name a few.
Vernice is a social butterfly and is thrilled to be a part of the Women of the Wild gathering. She is looking forward to building long-lasting relationships with each and every one of you.
Rarity Le'mons, gender pronouns, she/her, is a native of California with American Creole roots, is an emerging sign language interpreter professional with the goal of becoming a trilingual (ASL, English, & Spanish) professional interpreter. Rarity's resume speaks for itself from her educational background with an A.A. degree in ASL Studies from Berkeley City College, Berkeley, CA., B.A. in Deaf Studies from California State University, Northridge, and currently pursuing a M.A. in Deaf Studies at Gallaudet University. Her involvment in the Deaf community and professional development in the interpreting profesison spesaks volumes as well, including but limited too: community advocacy work with DCARA (Deaf Counseling Advocacy & Refferal Agency), LifeSigns Inc. (subsidiary of GLAD Inc.) in California; employment with GIS (Gallaudet Interpreitng Services) as a CMT (Captioning Media Technician), ELI (English Language Institute) as an English tutor, NAOBI (National Alliance of Black Interpreters), and currently a freelance interpreter. Rarity also attended, participated, and presented at social justice based conferences such as CSUN Social Justice Annual 2015-2016 Conference, National Deaf People of Color 2016 Conference, NBDA 2017 Conference, C5 2017 Conference (Council de Manos Conference), PCRID 2017 Conference, NAOBI hosted/sponsored NIC Written/Performance Workshop, and various Gallaudet sponosored workshops and events. In summer 2018, Rarity participated in the 3-week Deaf and Hearing Signers Study Abroad Program in Siena, Italy and will be embarking upon her another international journey as an attendee at the WASLI and WFD summer 2019 conferences in Paris, France.It is from her dedication to the profession and community that Rarity thrives best.
Kaylee Teixeira (She, Her, Hers) a Massachusetts native, holds a dual BA degree in ASL-English Interpreting and International Studies from Rochester Institute of Technology. She has been interpreting professionally for the past year and became a local of the Washington D.C. area in January 2019. Kaylee thoroughly enjoys outdoor activities such as snowboarding, hiking, paddle boarding, and long hours relaxing on the beach. She is excited to experience this magical weekend with all attendees- celebrating and growing in the diversity of womanhood.
Addy Eubanks is an American Sign Language interpreter, and has been in the interpreting field for over nine years. She was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, but now splits her life between Washington, D.C. where she works, and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico where she shares an apartment with her partner. This is her fourth Women of the Wild and she looks forward to not only providing access to guests, but also participating in the wonderful workshops this year has to offer. A few of her passions include learning new languages, learning about cultures, and of course, traveling. She recently was able to interpret on three cruises. Addy enjoys the beach, sun, yoga, laughs, chats, and most importantly, friendship.
Nora Rodriguez is an interpreter and recent graduate of Gallaudet’s ASL-English interpreting program in Washington, DC. A California native, Nora has roots in the Berkeley/Fremont Deaf communities and the Boston metropolitan area as well, having studied at Northeastern University before transferring to Gallaudet. Nora is learning Spanish and connecting more with her Afro-Puerto Rican culture, and hopes to work in tri-lingual settings one day. She loves to travel, read, dance, and spend time in nature when possible. She looks forward to participating in this transformative weekend!
Kara (she/her/hers) was raised outside of Boston, educated in Madison WI, and has been living in Portland OR for 15 years. Kara holds a M.S. in Speech Pathology and is a nationally certified Spanish/English healthcare interpreter. She comes to the Deaf community with a lifelong curiosity and appreciation for culture and language, after having lived and worked abroad (Bolivia, Argentina, Italy), been owner/instructor of an after school Spanish program, and volunteering annually in Guatemala. Kara came to DC as a Gallaudet student in 2017, completed internships with Access Interpreting and Heather Turrell, and now continues her journey towards RID certification, accompanied by wonderful mentors and colleagues. Kara lives and works bicoastal these days, setting roots in the DC Deaf community while enjoying the rich outdoors and her chosen families in the Pacific Northwest. She is so grateful to be welcomed to this gathering!
An herbalist, nature connection facilitator, and total plant geek, Jessica Ennis is a recent graduate from Austin Community College's Interpreting Program, and first-year graduate student in Gallaudet's Cultural Studies program. As a newcomer to DC, Jessica is embracing encounters and connections with the human and more-than-human communities in the area, and is eager to learn more from this mutilingual, multimodal space.
Parker Dority is an American Sign Language interpreter. She lives in the DMV area with her partner, fifteen month old baby, and two old-lady dogs. She is a life long learner who enjoys challenges and new experiences. Her other iterations of self have included community organizer, kindergarten teacher and puppeteer. She is excited and thankful for the opportunity to join Women of the Wild this year!