Melanie Page

ASL Interpreting Student

Adult college student preparing to become an ASL interpreter

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This space is where you’ll find my resume and professional development certificates.

Education is a Journey: My Blog
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Here, I reflect on course work, books, movies, a dictionary word — interpreters are lifelong learners!

Personal Mission Statement

To perpetually be curious, principled, and tenacious in the pursuit of meaningful professional work in the sign language interpreting field. My inability to let a question “go” when there is more information to be learned elevates me to a dependably knowledgeable resource in the interpreting community. Curiosity is also preparation for conflict, because instead of shrugging, I already have a plan or answer in morally-questionable situations, which align with Tenets 2 and 7 in the NAD-RID Code of Professional Conduct (CPC). My principles guide me to stop, think, and do what may be hard and right instead of easy and unethical, despite possible pushback from others. My principles trend toward equality, fairness, and justice, which lead me to choose what is right based on how a rational individual would want to be treated within the confines of the CPC in Tenets 1, 4, 5, and 6. Being tenacious does not mean I cling unnecessarily. In challenging scenarios, I don’t quit until a situation has become unsafe or untenable, denoting I would be a reliable presence in the interpreting field. If I waver on what I think is fair, I will embrace the CPC and consider the flexibility built into Tenet 3.


“There is no agony like bearing an untold story inside you.”

Zora Neale Hurston, “Dust Tracks on a Road”

About This Site

This site is a work in progress for a class entitled Technology for Interpreters. Please be patient as I get organized, re-arrange links and pages, and add content. Want to know more while you wait? Fill out the contact form and click “submit.”