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Meet The Signers!

  • Michelle Jay is the founder of StartASL.com. She earned a Bachelor's Degree in Deaf Studies, with an emphasis in teaching, from one of the nation's premier programs at California State University, Northridge. Michelle is a published author and has contributed thought-provoking articles to academic publishers such as Greenhaven Press. Her unique articles have done much to support Deaf Culture, and have been printed in resource publications such as American Chronicle and Perspectives on Diseases & Disorders: Deafness & Hearing Impairments.
  • Darcy French-Myerson is an interpreter with Bachelor's degrees in English-ASL Interpreting and Theatre from Columbia College in Chicago. Darcy has interpreted in schools from the elementary to collegiate level, hospitals, big corporations, and in the non-profit sector and the Arts. Darcy has also taught English and Math to Deaf adults seeking their GEDs. Currently, Darcy works as a freelance interpreter throughout Los Angeles and continues to be involved in performance and the Arts.
  • Mando Garza is an aspiring Deaf actor, business professional and jack of all trades. He first started learning American Sign Language at the age of 14 after fully realizing that oral programs are increasingly inefficient and counterproductive due to various factors. Mando has a Master's in Business Administration (MBA) and a Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice. He has been involved with the theatre at the National Technical Institute of the Deaf (NTID) for four years including acting, monologues, and tour.
  • Crystal Lott is an EIPA and NIC Advanced certified ASL interpreter. She first started learning ASL in 2000 at Glendale Community College. She graduated from the Interpreter Training Program (ITP) at Phoenix College and currently holds a Bachelor's degree in Interdisciplinary Arts and Performances from Arizona State University West. Crystal was involved with the AZ Deaf Theatre for many years and is now getting plugged into the Deaf Community in Los Angeles. She aspires to work with Deaf West theatre.
  • Deborah Kanter is Deaf and comes from a primarily hearing family, except for one of her brothers who is Deaf. Deborah was introduced to American Sign Language when she was 5 years old. Deborah is currently attending college and majoring in nursing.
  • Christine Jones is an ITP (Interpreter Training Program) graduate and Deaf Studies student at California State University, Northridge. She is a volunteer interpreter and is currently looking to start a steady interpreting career.
  • Mark Loyd is an RID certified ASL interpreter. Mark comes from a theatrical background and first started learning ASL in 1993 after meeting a Deaf person for the first time and falling in love with the language. He learned ASL primarily through the Deaf community and Interpreter Training Programs (ITP) in Kansas. For the past 16 years, Mark has worked in a variety of settings--mental health, medical, educational, theatre, video relay services (VRS), and more.
  • Cristian Tun is hard of hearing and started learning ASL when he was 13 years old. He is currently attending college and majoring in acting.

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What Other Students Have Said

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This site is amazing!!! I tried looking everywhere for ways to learn sign language. This site has helped me so much and it's all in one place, seeing …

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Understanding the past, helps us to embrace the present. Finally an online class, that teaches you that learning ASL means more than knowing …

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This is really great. I am currently taking a class called Communicating with the Deaf at a tech school, but outside of class I have no one to practice …

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I am a home schooling mom. My daughter and I were planning out her requirements for a high school diploma. We understood that a second language was a requirement. …

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Thanks a lot for everything. I really appreciate the GIFT you are handing us.

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I worked closely with a deaf adult for 5 years. As a result I had minimal experience with the deaf culture and developed a lot of ASL mistakes along the …

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I just started this course and love it! I'm 14 and I think this is a very helpful tool in today's society. Thank you Start ASL for giving me education …

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I am 16 and the TV show Switched at Birth inspired me to learn ASL! Thank you so much for all the hard work you've clearly put into this website. …

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I love it! It's teaching me ALL about ASL! And it's a lot of fun at the same time! I don't want to print the Acrobat Reader but I just leave it up while …

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