Mary Luczki is from a Deaf family, she was hard of hearing as a child, and is now  deaf.

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She is a nationally certified interpreter, and has worked for many years as an interpreter, mentor and teacher of American Sign Language.  Many of her former students are now  interpreters.  In addition to being bilingual (ASL and English) and bicultural, she has also been both a provider and consumer of interpreting services.  She also has many years of experience translating written English into ASL formats for videos and DVDs.

Mary interpreting in blue smock, with headphones on

Being naturally nosey has served her well as an instructor and mentor. Mary has developed useful strategies to help students improve proficiency in various aspects of ASL. As a result of years of observation and personal research, her workshops provide a unique perspective and rare insight into the nuances of the Deaf mind, culture, and language.  Her sense of humor and speaking ability make workshops enjoyable.

Mary and her brother Alex stand in front of a room full of people

Mary parachuting