I'm a novice interpreter certified by the State of Utah with a degree in ASL/English Interpreting. I first learned ASL in high school and went on to serve a two year volunteer mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the California San Jose Mission covering the San Francisco Bay Area. I was assigned to teach in ASL, English, and Tongan, and picked up a few words in those languages as well as Mandarin, Tagalog, Hindi, and Telugu. I love languages and the arts. In school I sang and did musical theater as well as took many art classes. I recently was given a ukulele and have been trying to learn to play that as well as the piano. I'm a Utah native and currently live in Ogden surrounded by mountains.
I love music, especially the kinds of sounds that you don't hear everyday. People are amazing and I love being around them, but I can also be content by myself. I grew up in a small town and would regularly visit an even smaller town called Grouse Creek, in Utah. (The population is probably less than 200 people.) I understand the small town mentality and like that I can get away from the world there, but I think I'm more of a city person. There's so much to do, places to go, food to eat, and more diversity in cities that call to me.
On the mission and since being home, I've driven a lot. For a month I drove two to four hours everyday to get to my internship and school. At first it was kind of rough, but when I got some audio books, I got to where I enjoyed my time in the car. After that month and a drive to California and back, now I can go hours in the car no problem.