Liz is thrilled to join the New York City Metro RID board as Vice President! For the past year, she has been working closely with the Metro RID board to provide opportunities for Interpreting students to engage with local NYC Deaf and Interpreting organizations.
With a strong belief in the proverb, “It takes a village [to raise an interpreter]” Liz looks forward to furthering her involvement with Metro RID and the NYC community to provide opportunities for students and new interpreters to experience growth in a safe and healthy environment.
After working for a decade in Deaf Services and recently as the Project Director of the LaGuardia ASL-English Interpretation Program (AEIP), Liz has a wealth of experiences in services for Deaf adults and Deaf Education, ASL-English interpretation and project management. She obtained her Masters degree in Deaf and Hard of Hearing Education from CUNY Hunter College in 2011 then later went on to complete the LaGuardia AEIP in 2015. She has been a Nationally Certified Interpreter for the Deaf since 2018 and for the past four years she has been working as a mentor and tutor for interpreting students and new interpreters. Liz often interprets in postsecondary and graduate level education, K-12 education, and VRS. She enjoys volunteering for Deaf theater, Deaf athletes, and community gatherings.
Fun Fact: Liz excels in Harry Potter knowledge and The Wizarding World trivia. When not working, she can be found curled up with her nose stuck in a book, researching books, or rearranging her ever growing to-be-read pile.
Contact Liz at VicePresident@nycmetrorid.org