Deaf and a Vermont native, Christopher Tester lived and worked in New York City as an American, British Sign Language, and International Sign Interpreter, consultant, educator and a trainer for nearly 15 years. He is currently a Ph.D student at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland.
He is certified by the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf and holds Certified Deaf Interpreter (CDI) and Speciality Certificate: Legal (SC:L). He has over 15 years of professional experience ranging as a former manager/ trainer at Sorenson Communications and as a Special Projects Coordinator and Investigator at the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights to working in private practice as an interpreter, educator and consultant. He is also an interpreter instructor at the CUNY’s ASL-English Interpreting program in New York City. As a seasoned presenter, he specializes in workshop and seminar facilitation on topics including (but not limited to) disability rights and laws, deaf and hard of hearing awareness and American Sign Language and interpreting. (For a comprehensive list of workshops, please check the Services tab).
Christopher received his Bachelor’s degree at the College of the Holy Cross and his Professional Certificate from the Interpreter Education Program at LaGuardia Community College. He completed his graduate studies through the European Masters in Sign Language Interpreting (EUMASLI) program. To learn more about EUMASLI programme, check out www.EUMASLI.eu.
Christopher is always thrilled to travel to a new place and meet local community members and provide educational trainings or interpreting services.