Bio

Audrey Bastian, MA, NIC

Audrey is a nationally certified sign language interpreter and has a master’s degree in International Law and World Order from the University of Reading in the UK.  She is a member of the Association for Asian Studies and the American Historical Association.  Audrey interprets in American Sign Language, Arabic (spoken), Mandarin (spoken), and English.  She frequently interprets in international settings, with international clients and content in the US and abroad including: Jerusalem, London, Bangkok and Taipei.  She has one year of experience with Video Relay Interpreting (VRI) with clients in the ASEAN region.

Certification:

National Interpreting Certification (NIC)              May 2012-current

Utah Professional Interpreting Certification        Apr 2006-May 2012

Education:

MA  International Law and World Order, The University of Reading, England        Dec 2003

BA  History (Minor-Arabic), Brigham Young University, Utah        Apr 2002

ASL Interpreting Mentor: Jonathan Webb (Former UTRID president, ITP teacher at Salt Lake Community College, Utah Master Interpreting Certification, RID/NIC Certification).  Description-Sorenson Mentorship program, One on one feedback, video taped work, job shadowing, readings, job teaming, follow up advising.  2003-2005

Years of Experience:  1995-1996, Jul 2003-CurrentiPhone July 2011 110

14.5 years

Markets:

Washington DC Metro–6.5 years

Video Relay Interpreting (VRI)–1 year

International (England, Thailand)–contract

Arabic to ASL interpreting–contract

Utah–7 years

Las Vegas–2 months

Professional Development:

“Cross-Cultural Understanding & Interpreting for Deaf Muslims”, Gallaudet, DC Apr 2017

PCRID Annual Conference, Bethesda, MD Nov 2016

“Getting to Know Government Interpreting: SES, DepSecs, GS, Oh My!”, PCRID, Catonsville, MD May 2016

“What I Learned on Broadway: Performing Arts Techniques”, DAS, Silver Spring, MD Mar 2016

“Interpreting Applying Theatre Techniques”, Washington, DC May 2015

PCRID Annual Conference, Washington, DC Nov 2014

“Working from ASL to English in Platform Settings”, La Plata, MD Sep 2014

“Think of a Word, Quick!”, Washington, DC Sep 2014

“Interpreting in the Federal Government 101”, DAS, Silver Spring, MD June 2014

“Legal Terms & Settings”, BIS, Rockville, MD May 2014

“Sports Related Signs Workshop”, BIS, Bethesda, MD  Sep 2013

“Voicing: The Dark Side of Interpreting”, CEUs On the Go  Mar 2013

PCRID You’ve Gotta Have Heart (Medical Interpreting Workshop), Silver Spring, MD  Jul 2012

GURIEC National Video Relay Interpreting Conference   Jun 2012

GURIEC “Depiction, Blending, Constructed Action…Oh My!”, Gallaudet University    Apr 2012

PCRID Interpreting Conference, Washington DC    Nov 2011

RID Region V ASL Interpreting Conference, Salt Lake City    Jun 2010

ASL Teachers’ Association (ASLTA) National Conference, Las Vegas  Nov 2005

Other:

UTRID Conferences and Workshops

Brigham Young University ASL Interpreters boot camp

Conference Presentations:

“Simulations” presented at the Utah ASLTA Conference    Jun 2010

Other Languages:

Mandarin & Arabic

Memberships:

Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID)   Jul 2005-Current

Potomac Chapter Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (PCRID)  Aug 2011-Current

Utah Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (UTRID)  Mar 2005-2011

American Sign Language Teachers’ Association (ASLTA)  Nov 2005-Dec 2006

Service to the Community:

When you hire me or request interpreting services through my company, I contribute a portion of the profits to deaf owned and run businesses across Asia. I also provide pro bono services to individuals and situations meeting certain criteria. Please contact me for questions.

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