Department of ASL & Interpreting Studies
College of Education & Behavioral Science
Maria Izaguirre, I was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York to Deaf parents. I am one of seven children, five who are professional sign language interpreters. My mother was born in Puerto Rico and my father, in Mexico. Growing up, we used a combination of Mexican and Puerto Rican sign language with spoken English and Spanish in our home. I am currently a staff interpreter for the New York Court System since 1994. I am based in the Bronx Supreme Court and serve all the courts in the borough. I am so grateful for my multi-cultural background, It has given me the foundation and cultural insight needed to serve my wonderfully diverse community. I'm so excited about being a part of Project Climb and am looking forward to being a part of its mission!