Nicole Montagna, MA, CI, CT
American Sign Language/English Interpreter

Dedicated to cross-cultural communication and committed to the field of sign language interpreting by engaging in best practices, professional development, and interpreter education.


>Work Experience

1997-Present: Freelance Interpreter, San Francisco Bay Area; New York City
Community interpreting, professional and informal meetings, conferences, workshops, trainings, educational, post-secondary, technical, health care, video relay, theater, international sporting and cultural events

2006-2008: Staff Interpreter, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA
Interpret for Deaf students in undergraduate and graduate level courses, Deaf staff members and campus events; additional responsibilities include participating in committees and activities that promote the mission of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services department

2000-2002: HIP Program, Oakland Deaf/Hard of Hearing Youth Project, Oakland, CA
Communications Coordinator; interpreter for staff and program events, interpreter coordinator and advocate, administrative assistant, art instructor for deaf students in after school program

1996-1997: Berkeley Place, Deaf-Hearing Project, Berkeley, CA
Social service counselor/advocate for deaf and hard of hearing people; case management, information and referrals, interpreter referrals, legal advocacy, community education and organizing

1995-1996: Luther Burbank Middle School, San Francisco, CA
Interpreted for deaf students in mainstreamed classes and provided tutoring when needed in the deaf education classroom.



2005-2008: San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA
Master of Arts degree earned in Education, Concentration in Instructional Technologies

1996-1998: Ohlone College, Fremont, CA
Completion of two-year Interpreter Preparation Program

1994-1995: Gallaudet University, Washington, D.C.
Visiting Student Program, concentration in Deaf Studies and American Sign Language

1991-1995: State University of New York, College at Geneseo, Geneseo, NY
Bachelor of Arts degree earned in Sociology


>Professional Membership

Conference of Interpreter Trainers (CIT)
New York City Metro Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (Metro RID)
Northern California Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (NorCRID)
Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID)
World Association of Sign Language Interpreters (WASLI)


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