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Heather Marie Hamilton

21 Nottingham Lane
Horsham, PA 19044

215-272-5944
heather.hamilton@gallaudet.edu

EDUCATION
Master of Arts in Linguistics Candidate
Gallaudet University

Bachelor of Science in ASL/English Interpretation


College of Education, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
Concentration in the Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

GPA to date: 4.00/4.00


Expected May 2015
Washington, DC

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE AND PUBLICATIONS


Philly Signs Project
University of Pennsylvania
Annotator for recorded data
Experience with ELAN, a computer software system used to analyze and
annotate sign language
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Prospective international presentation on this research at The 7 Workshop
on the Representation and Processing of Sign Languages: Corpus Mining
May 23-28, 2016 in Slovenia

GPA: 3.99/4.00
August 2013
Bloomsburg, PA

September 2015 Present


Philadelphia, PA

Undergraduate Research, Honors Independent Study


Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
Independent research studying gender variation in American Sign Language
users
Published in the Journal of Undergraduate Interpreting Studies at Northeastern
University, Fall 2013
o Hamilton, H. (2013). Gender variation in sign production by users of
American Sign Language. Journal of Undergraduate Interpreting Studies
1(2). http://www.northeastern.edu/juis/journal/2013issue/
Presented research for a national webinar, The JUIS: Doing and Learning
from Interpreting Research moderated by Trudy Schafer, NIEC Project
Coordinator

2011-2013
Bloomsburg, PA

October 28, 2013

WORK EXPERIENCE
Teaching Assistant
August 2015 December 2015
Dr. Miako Rankin, Gallaudet University
Washington, DC
Created master keys for LIN263 and LIN301 homework assignments
Met with LIN263 and LIN301 students to discuss content covered in class
and homework
Began to organize, correct, and update the ELAN annotations for
Dr. Miako Rankins research
Interpreter
Sorenson Communications VRS Video Interpreter
Freelance Interpreter contracted with various agencies
Intern
Sorenson Communications
VRS Interpreting Institute School-to-Work Intern

August 2013 Present


June 2014 Present
August 2013 Present
January 2014 April 2014
Salt Lake City, UT

Intern
Language Services Associates
Interpreting Agency
Administration and scheduling assistant
LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS
RID Certification
Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment (EIPA), 3.9
Registered with the Office for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (ODHH)

Summers 2010 2012


Horsham, PA

November 2015 Present


August 2013 Present
August 2013 Present

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS
Linguistics Society of America (LSA)
Sign Language Linguistics Society (SLLS)
Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID)
Pennsylvania Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (PARID)

August 2013 Present


August 2013 Present
October 2010 Present
June 2013 Present

RECENT CONFERENCES, WORKSHOPS, AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT


Medical Interpreting 360
Presented by Joshua Hughes

September 2015
Washington, DC

Effective Interpreting Series


Presented by Carol Patrie

March 2015
Pittsburgh, PA

Fingerspelled Word Recognition through Rapid Serial Visual Presentation (RSVP)


Presented by Carol Patrie

March 2015
Pittsburgh, PA

Lavender Linguistics Conference


American University
Attended the critical discourse analysis workshop held by Dr. David Peterson
of University of Nebraska and other presentations
SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS
Phi Kappa Phi, Honors Fraternity

Inductee
Summa Cum Laude,

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania


Board of Governors Scholarship
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
Top Graduate of Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvanias College of Education
Outstanding Senior Award
Bloomsburg University ASL/English Interpreting
SERVICE
Camp HERO (Here Everyone Really is One)
Week long camp for D/deaf and hard of hearing children
Volunteer Interpreter
Volunteer Counselor

February 2015
Washington, DC

April 2012 - Present


August 2013
Fall 2011 Spring 2013
August 2013
August 2013

August 2011 Present


Millville, PA
August 2013 Present
August 2011 August 2012

ASL Idol
Volunteer Interpreter

March 2013
Bloomsburg, PA

The Vagina Monologues


Volunteer Interpreter

February 2013
Bloomsburg, PA

The Old Jail Museum Tour


Volunteer Interpreter for Deaf day

October 2012
Jim Thorpe, PA

Bloomsburg Fair
Volunteer Interpreter for various acts throughout the week
Sertoma Fantasy Baseball Camp
Volunteer Interpreter
LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE
Interpreter Club Secretary
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
Co-organized Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvanias Biennial Conference
PASSHE Womens Leadership Consortium
Developed leadership and teamwork skills
Attended workshops regarding contemporary social issues
References available upon request.

September 2012
Bloomsburg, PA
August 2013
Harrisburg, PA

August 2011-May 2013


Bloomsburg, PA

June 2010
Slippery Rock, PA