Hello Everyone!

I hope you are reading from somewhere warmer than here! Burrrrr! The “spring” semester is going great so far, even though there is nothing but snow here!IMG_0285

As for school, I am taking 12 credits, and doing my practicum as well. At RIT, I am doing some really great interpreting assignments: a calculus course, a dodgeball class and a volleyball class. I am loving it. Outside of school, I am interpreting Girl Scout meetings, and having a blast! There are songs, and teamwork activities that all the girls are involved with. It is so much fun and I always leave looking forward to the next time I go back!

As a 4th-year student in the interpreting program, we also are required to do observation of interpreters. I am observing some great classes as well: Coaching Healthy Behavior (a class where students learn to become Wellness Coaches) and a Mechanical Dynamics class (boy, am I glad I am observing that one! 🙂 You’re probably thinking, wow that girl is busy! You’d be right!

Tonight, I am going to see a play put on by the College of Liberal Arts (one of the colleges of RIT) called “How I Learned to Drive.” A few of my friends aren’t in the play, but they are interpreting it, so a few friends are going to watch it. Should be fun! And then tomorrow, I am going to see the RIT men’s hockey game. (LET’S GO TIGERS!) There is always so much happening at RIT, is tough to decide which events to go to!

Well, I’m off to meet with my mentor to discuss my interpreting progress this week! I’ll post again soon!

About Caroline

Major: American Sign Language—English Interpretation

Hometown: East Hampton, N.Y.

Why I Chose RIT: I chose RIT because the ASL—English Interpretation program is incredible and I loved the idea of continuously improving my ASL skills because there are more than 1,300 deaf and hard-of-hearing students on campus!

Clubs/Activities: School and my job in the NTID Admissions Office doesn’t leave much free time, but I am involved in the Student Interpreting Association and a student member of GVRRID (Genesee Valley Region Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf).

Hobbies/Interests: I enjoy traveling around the world—I have been to 12 countries, and I hope to check some more off my list soon! I also love to bike, swim and when I am home, paddle board every day!

What I Like Best About RIT: I love the strong sense of community here at RIT. With 15,000 undergrads at RIT, along with 1,300 deaf and hard-of-hearing students, it is large enough to have a variety of backgrounds, interests and opinions, but small enough to be able to spot a few familiar faces when you’re walking down the quarter mile. I also love that there are so many deaf and hard-of-hearing people on campus, so I can continuously use ASL and hone my skills. And best of all, my professors are amazing! They are willing to help me with anything I need, and that is really important to me. RIT is a very supportive environment and I love it!

Favorite T.V. Show: “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Lost” and “How I Met Your Mother.”

Fun Fact About Me: This summer I went to Italy for a study abroad program. It was one of the most amazing experiences and I can’t wait to go back!

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