ASL and LSQ interpreter
Born at Sacramento, CA and deafened at 18 months of age from spinal meningitis. Educated at various schools because her father moved often in his military career: two public schools in Alaska, the Hawaii School for the Deaf and Blind, and the Nebraska School for the Deaf. After graduating in 1987, attended Daytona Beach [FL] Community College for a year before transferring to Gallaudet University in 1989, but did not finish college. Met her Canadian husband at Gallaudet and moved with him to Montreal in 1991. Later earned a credential from the Career Development Institute in Montreal. Worked at various jobs, including window dresser for a clothing store, computer specialist, ASL/LSQ interpreter, and in 2002 was research assistant to a McGill University study on child language acquisition.
Deaf Women of Canada, p.97.