Audrey Ramirez-Loudenback


Objective: To work as an American Sign Language/English interpreter in a post-secondary educational setting.


Interpreting Skills:

        NIC (National Interpreter Certification) Certification – Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf & National Association of the Deaf

        Full-time internship at Chemeketa Community College

Interpreted: “Math 20”, “Math 60”, Reading and Writing Courses, and an Early Childhood Education course

        High scores on all sections of the NIC Knowledge Exam

        Completion of practicum in Human Sexuality class at Western Oregon University

        Volunteer Service Support Provider at Seabeck, Washington, Retreat for Deaf-Blind adults, communicated audio and visual information to four Deaf-Blind campers, adapted use of ASL for tactile and limited my signing space for variety of visual impairments




Personal Skills:

Communication Skills with Deaf/Deaf-Blind Communities:

        Volunteer for Oregon School for the Deaf assisted Deaf teacher of a community ASL courses for children ages 5 to 10 years old

        Volunteer at Chestnut Lane, Assisted Living for Deaf and Deaf-Blind planned and participated in various social activities: BINGO, cooking, crafts, games

        Educational Advisor at TRiO Student Support Service at Western Oregon University: advise some deaf and hard of hearing students using ASL

        Completion of ASL courses at Portland Community College and Western Oregon University

Portland Community College: Accelerated ASL courses: 150, 151, 250 & 251
Western Oregon University: ASL Courses: 203, 301, 302 & 303

        Completion of ASL/English Interpreter Education Program at Western Oregon University

Program classes grade point average: 3.90


Knowledge of Post-secondary Education Settings:

         Completed first Bachelor's degree in 2003 from Western Oregon University

Major: The Arts, Minor: Mathematics

         Staff member at Western Oregon University from 2003 to Present as an Office Coordinator and as an Educational Advisor

         Completed graduate level courses at Portland State University

Facilitating Success in Higher Education

Women in Higher Education

Comparative International Education

         Completed American Sign Language and Spanish courses at Portland Community College


Commitment to Diversity:

        Western Oregon University Diversity Scholarship Recipient 1999 - 2003

        Employed at TRiO Student Support Service program, 2003- Present

        Involvement on Committees at Western Oregon University:

Diversity Scholarship Committee

Disability Awareness Month Committee

Task Force on Inclusion

        Participated in Study Abroad Program Morelia, Mexico Summer 2006




        Western Oregon University Expected June 2009

BA in American Sign Language/English Interpreting

        Western Oregon University Fall 1999 - June 2003

BS in The Arts, Minor in mathematics

        Portland State University Winter 2004 - Summer 2004

Post-secondary Adult Continuing Education

Completion of three courses

        Portland Community College Winter 2005 - Fall 2005

Completion of American Sign Language and Spanish Language courses


Related Work Experience:


Educational Advisor - Student Enrichment Program, Western Oregon University

Advise first generation, low-income and students with disabilities

Present to student groups to represent TRiO and WOU

Adapt and implement curriculum for Career Planning course

Co-teach Career Planning Course ICS 106 for 5 terms