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Maria Izaguirre

Maria Izaguirre

Facilitator

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!