ASL Texts for Consecutive Interpreting Practice
Tracy introduces herself as being named Tracy Bell Koster as well as Deaf. She grew up in Winona (MN) as the only deaf person in her family. She attended school in a mainstreamed setting, and went to Winona State University. She received a B.A. in Sociology and then opted for graduate school at Gallaudet in Washington, DC, earning a Master’s in both Social Work and Administration. Two years ago, she started working in at the South Dakota School for the Deaf in the dorms. A better job opportunity appeared and she began working with the Minnesota Chemical Dependency Program for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Individuals. Her work includes traveling around Minnesota talking about issues related to drugs and alcohol with Deaf people, interpreters, and parents of Deaf children.
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