Mara Stephens has been a freelance interpreter since 2011. She is excited to get more involved with NYC Metro RID and represent members this year as a Director at Large. Mara has been intimately involved with the Deaf community since 2004. After being in a play with a Deaf and hard of hearing cast her life was forever changed for the better. Mara is a graduate from Laguardia’s Community College IEP program. She enjoys interpreting in various settings such as medical, educational, VRS and social events. She loves teaming with a CDI’s.

Fun fact: She is a 500 hour certified Yogi, has a daily practice and interprets advanced yoga classes. She grew up one of nine children and is a twin. She has two children who the loves of her life. She was a professional actor here in NYC for 25 years. She is also a professional organizer- YES, she wears MANY hats.

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