Rachel Cahill Bio
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University at Albany
BA Public Communications-2004
Rachel was born and raised in the Capital District of NY. She was introduced to the Deaf community through her church that had a large Deaf ministry. She started taking ASL classes at five years of age. She began signing and socializing with the church members and starting to interpret for her Deaf peers in High School.
She worked full time as an education interpreter for BOCES while she received her BA in Public Communications at the University at Albany. Upon graduating she began full time freelance work. In 2009 she became RID Certified(NIC). Most of Rachel’s career she has worked in Higher Ed with undergraduate as well as graduate students at the MA and PhD level. She works in a variety of settings including medical, business, and general community interpreting. She recently began her legal training and plans to take the SC:L when offered again by RID. Rachel works in the Greater Capital District, downstate NY, as well as Southern VT and western MA.
Rachel lives in Rensselaer County with her husband and two busy kids.