Independent Contract Interpreter
Master’s in ASL/English Interpreting Pedagogy (anticipated Dec 2019), Bachelor’s in Deaf and Elementary Education
Jake is a native of Oklahoma, and has been professionally interpreting since 2013. He is currently pursing a Master of Science in ASL/English Interpreting Pedagogy from the University of North Florida. He has held the National Interpreter Certification and Educational:K-12 credential from the Registry of Interpreters of the Deaf since 2016. He also holds Oklahoma’s Quality Assurance Transliterating: Level V, Interpreting: Level V, and Texas’ Board for Evaluation of Interpreters: Master Interpreter. Jake is registered as an Educational Interpreter with the Oklahoma State Department of Education, and holds a Teaching Certificate for both Elementary (1-8) and Deaf/Hard of Hearing (PK-12) students. His current interpreting work is primarily in Video Relay, with occasional work in freelance community settings. He has presented and served on advisory committees related to interpreting, as well as evaluated for Oklahoma’s interpreter certification system (QAST). His favorite work setting is platform, and he most enjoys working from ASL to English.