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Kathy Martin, CI/CT
Community Interpreting Supervisor

kathy.martin@bisworld.com, ext 131

Kathy was born in Washington, DC and grew up in Northern Virginia, where she currently resides. After earning her B.A. in Art History from the University of Mary Washington, Kathy worked for a number of years at the Library of Congress and law libraries, and then began working at the Gallaudet Library in 1988 where she became immersed into ASL. Originally studying to be a Social Worker, Kathy switched careers and began interpreting in 1992. She has always loved languages and interacting with people, so it was a natural fit becoming staff at BIS in 1997 and a staff supervisor in 2004. Kathy tries to make interpreters’ jobs easier and ensures they feel appreciated and encouraged, and considers it a joy! Friends often tease her that she is an avid list maker and wouldn’t recognize her without paper and pen nearby.