Department of ASL & Interpreting Studies
College of Education & Behavioral Science
Cat Dvar, Esq., CI & CT, SC:L, is the Project CLIMB subject matter expert/consultant. She specializes in legal, medical, mental health, platform and performance interpreting, although she has primarily been interpreting in legal settings since 2001. In 2007 she became a Massachusetts licensed attorney. From 2012 through 2015 she was the Mass. Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (MCDHH)’s Statewide Court and Legal Interpreter Training Coordinator and Lead Instructor. She has received numerous awards for her advocacy and ally and interpreting work with and for the Deaf community, including the Stavros Center for Independent Living’s Paul Winske Access Award; the Mass. State Association of the Deaf’s Thomas H. Gallaudet Service Award; one of the first ever Stavros Center for Independent Living’s Paul Batch Access Awards; and an MCDHH Outstanding Service Provider of the Year award. She loves to cook, especially for other people, and lives in western Mass. with her husband Cole, her two beautiful children and their 4 cats.