The Advocacy, Education, and Outreach committee is responsible for promoting advocacy in regards to legislative issues pertaining to members of the interpreting profession, as well as those impacted members of the Deaf community. The committee is responsible for educating organizations and entities about current laws, professional standards and/ or needs regarding the provision of qualified interpreters. The committee also seeks to identify and strengthen relationships and partnerships with other stakeholder groups and organizations.
Number of members: Chair, plus 5
Carly Hudson is the Advocacy, Education & Outreach Committee Chair. She graduated from Florida State College of Jacksonville (FSCJ) with her A.S. in Interpreting and continued her education at University of North Florida (UNF) to receive her B.S. in ASL/English Interpreting. She interprets in various settings such as K-12, medical, performing arts, and video relay. Carly is the Field Experience Coordinator for the UNF ASL/English Interpreting Program, overseeing the student hour accruement process for the department. In her free time, she runs Professional Young Interpreters in Jacksonville and enjoys reading, letterboxing, and hiking.
Allison Austin and Pamela Bernkrant
Laura Jackson, Vice-President of External Affairs
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