Delia is a UT Austin graduate and has been a certified freelance interpreter since 1989. She is Texas Board of Evaluators of Interpreters (BEI) certified at Level III, and has her Court Interpreter Certification (CIC). Working for Texas School for the Deaf, Travis County Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin Community College and the Central Texas community has given her extensive knowledge of interpreter ethics, protocol, deaf culture and the American Disabilities Act (ADA).
Delia’s passion for working with the deaf community began at the age of 5, when a deaf classmate befriended her. Little did she know then that the seed for Communication by Hand had been planted.
Today, she works tirelessly to ensure the deaf community has access to great interpreters 24 hours a day. She supports deaf businesses and advocates for equal access for the deaf community. Through her Connecting Workshops, she enjoys educating the hearing community about Deaf culture. Her open door philosophy and kindness has earned her the appreciation and trust of interpreters, businesses and Deaf individuals.