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Date of Award


Degree Type

Action Research Project

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Interpreting Studies and Communication Equity


ASL & Interpreting

First Advisor

Erica Alley

Second Advisor

Eileen Forestal

Third Advisor

Laura Maddux


ASL and Interpreting


[Excerpt:] "The conclusion and results from this research show the experiences of recent IEP [Interpreter Education Program] graduates in the Southern California area and how these experiences have shaped the graduate’s individual journeys into the field of sign language interpreting. The feedback and recommendations from the research participants stemmed directly from their own lived experiences, and showed how participants reflected upon their time during and since their IEP involvement. While this research was performed in attempt to expand upon the limited amount of available research focusing on student perspectives, it was found that there is more to be explored within the topic on a larger scale and at a national level."

2019_MAISCE_BarbosaL_Paper.pdf (1728 kB)
Research paper