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2017 Open Board Nominees

Vice President:

Audrey Ramirez-Loudenback

 

I happily and humbly accept this nomination for Vice President of ORID.  I am a native Oregonian, born and raised in the Portland area. I have lived in Salem for the past 8 years with my husband and two kids. I mainly work in post-secondary settings and some freelance work in the Salem area. I completed my BA in ASL/English interpreting from WOU in 2009 and attained my NIC in 2009. In December of 2015 I completed my MA in Interpreting Studies, in which I wrote a thesis on the topic of Motivational Values of interpreters, which remains a passion of mine. I am deeply passionate about issues of social justice and how they impact our work and interactions with the Deaf community. As Vice President I would commit to giving my time and energy to improving our field and improving our relationship with the Deaf communities we serve. I am also hoping to establish a support network for interpreters of color in Oregon. I look forward to finding new innovative ways to make better connections between ORID and the interpreters across the state. I have been gifted with many amazing colleagues in my Interpreting life. Colleagues that encourage me a scaffold my learning and push me to grow. I see serving on ORID’s board as a way to give back to a community that has given me so much. Thank you for considering me for this position!

Secretary:

Tara Troup

 

Tara Troup started as ORID Secretary in 2016 and is eager to continue serving in this role. While in this position, Tara has helped to establish and reestablish the Communications Committee and the K-12 Committee respectively with the goal of improving the interpreter networking across Oregon. Looking forward, she hopes see more mentoring happen to both support the profession as well as instill confidence for consumers.

Tara graduated from Western Oregon University’s interpreting program in 2009, was NIC certified the same year, and has since been working in various settings in the field. After primarily working post-secondary then K-12, she has now happily settled into Portland and been working as a full time freelance interpreter since 2014.

As a product of the Pacific Northwest, having grown up in Washington and now residing in Oregon, she enjoys her time off by hiking the beautiful outdoors that Oregon has to offer and tasting the many delicious microbrews produced locally. 

Member at Large 2: 

Laurielle Aviles:

 

Laurielle Aviles, a New York native, began their immersion into the ASL and Deaf community during their freshman year of college while working on their degree in Linguistics. American Sign Language and the community they surrounded themselves with became the driving force in the completion of this degree and the foundation for their passion of working with the Deaf community. In 2013, they decided the next step of their journey was to move out West to pursue their post-baccalaureate degree in ASL/English Interpreting.

Upon graduation from Western Oregon University in 2015 with their second B.A. they received their NIC. This allowed them to dive into work throughout the Willamette Valley in areas such as the K-12, post-secondary, and freelance interpreting, mainly for the LGBTQ community. During this time they also, enjoyed taking on larger interpreting projects with the Northwest Children’s Theater (Rock the Presidents and Elephant & Piggy’s: We’re in a Play) and Portland Actors Ensemble (Taming of the Shrew). 

Currently, Laurielle works mainly at Purple VRS and enjoys the flexible schedule that allows them to adventure with their new puppy, Vanilla Bean. Despite having lived in Oregon for 4 years, they are finally now able to take in all it has to offer. 

Board Meeting Minutes 04/20/2017
Board Meeting Minutes 03/23/2017

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