CM Hall, NIC Advanced, Ed:K-12
Member at Large
Greetings to all! My name is CM Hall and I work as the project coordinator of the Western Region Interpreter Education Center at Western Oregon University (WOU). I’ve worked in this position since 2007. I hold a bachelor’s degree in ASL/English Interpreting from WOU and completed WOU’s one year interpreter training program (1992-93) prior to that. I also hold a Master’s in Education from Oregon State University in Higher Education Leadership with an emphasis in multicultural and LGBT student services competency. My interpreting background has ranged from work in the K-12 setting to post-secondary environments and I also have considerable experience with platform and Deaf-Blind interpreting. I hold RID NIC Advanced certification as well as EIPA Ed: K-12 credentials.
In addition to my work for WRIEC, I teach Deaf-Blind Interpreting in WOU’s interpreting program and LGBTQ Studies for the Sociology/Political Science Departments. This is my second term on RID’s Diversity Council and also my second term as the chair of BLeGIT*, RID’s LGBT Member Section. I have also been the Secretary for the Deaf-Blind Member Section for the last two years. In my professional work I am a part of the team that developed www.DiscoverInterpreting.com, recruiting and encouraging folks to consider interpreting as a profession. I coordinate a regional mentorship program, and I’m involved with the National Task Force on Deaf-Blind Interpreting. I’ve also had the opportunity to train educational interpreters on Guam and Saipan who have limited access to professional development opportunities.
In addition to my 20 years as an interpreter, I have a background in fundraising and politics. I’ve run several national and statewide races as well as ballot initiative campaigns. I currently am chair for our state’s LGBT PAC that elects pro-equality candidates for office.
I am a proud native Oregonian committed to equality and social justice. Lastly, I am also fiercely addicted to playing Words with Friends.