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Sarah Tyson

4014 8th Lane, Anoka, MN 55303 | (763)257-3555 | Tyson.Sarah.Jean@gmail.com

OBJECTIVE
To continue professional development through work, continuing education, and
networking within the community and profession. I will continue to apply the Code
of Professional Conduct and a social justice frame to provide the most effective
interpreting services as possible.

KEY ATTRIBUTES
Effective interpretation from ASL to English and English to ASL
Efficient processing time and appropriate register match while interpreting
Training of tactile interpreting and understanding of Pro-Tactile
Ability to critically think and apply the CPC to daily work situations
Wonderful customer service and customer relation skills
Flexibility in scheduling and assignments, dependable

EDUCATION
Saint Paul College A Community & Technical College | Associates in
Applied Science
AAS: Sign Language Interpreter/Transliterator, Expected Graduation: May 2016
Currently Completing 350 hours of internship observations and hands on practical
interpreting experience
American Sign Language Studies Certificate, May 2015
Additional Classes Beyond Requirements: ASL 5, ASL Semantics, Fingerspelling and
Numbers, Non-Manual Markers, Interpreting Experience, DeafBlind Interpreting,
Video Relay Interpreting
Metropolitan State University | Bachelor of Arts
BA: Individualized Studies with a focus in American Sign Language, Child
Developmental Psychology, and Disability Awareness, August 2015

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE
Through my volunteer experiences I was able to improve my emerging language
communication skills, develop an understanding of classroom dynamics, teach
through ASL and gestures or pictures, facilitated communication between
consumers in a variety of settings, networking, and learned about many new
cultures while also further developing my understanding of Deaf culture.
Minnesota Hands and Voices June 2015 Present Volunteer for many
different family events

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Minnesota DeafBlind Association November 2014 Present Volunteer for
DeafBlind banquets as SSP or interpreter
Communication Services for the Deaf of Minnesota (CSD)- September
2015 December 2015 Volunteered as a teaching assistant in the Adult Basic
Education program, working one on one with consumers
American Sign Language Teachers Association (ASLTA) Summer 2015
Volunteered for conference directing individuals to various lectures and facilitated
communication between staff and guests

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
The African American Experience: A Perspective on Language, Culture,
and Race MRID April 2016. Presented by Carlos Grant, NIC

Workshop addressed many topics of race, language (ASL & English), norms, culture,
myths, communication, power and privilege, conflict, history, and social standards within
the African American & Black Deaf and hearing communities.

Interpreting Muslim/Islamic Events March 2016, ASL Blend, presented


by Fardowsa Alli & Betsy Carter

Discussed cultural norms and expectations for interpreting at Muslim hosted and or
Islamic events while also teaching essential signs and concepts for this culture.

Various professional workshops on topics about transgender, mentoring,


theater interpreting, and concert interpreting

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
National Association of the Deaf, Member, April 2016 - Present
Minnesota Association of Deaf Citizens, Member, April 2016 - Present
Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID), Associate Member, June 2015 - Present
Minnesota Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (MRID), Student Member, June 2015
- Present
Making Everyone Good at Everything (MERGE), Member, September 2015 - Present

OTHER EXPERIENCE
Pet Groomer | Petsmart Roseville, MN| December 2015 Present
Facilitate communication between employees and consumers from other countries
with thick accents, also with Deaf consumers
Demonstrate excellent customer service skills
Develop and apply newest grooming techniques
Work well under pressure and adapt to scheduling changes
Pet Groomer | Barrington Oaks Veterinary Hospital Elk River, MN| March
2013 August 2015
Direct Support Staff | Laurent Clerc Services Twin Cities, MN | December
2014 March 2015
Facilitated communication between Deaf consumers and public

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Interpreted for extracurricular actives
Communicated with consumers with emerging language skills
Pet Groomer | Petsmart Coon Rapids, MN | May 2009 March 2013