Doug seeks innovative ways to support recent graduates on their journey to becoming practicing professionals. He worked on the CATIE Center team from 2017-2021 with the Graduation to Certification program and collaborated on many CATIE projects before becoming a staff member. In addition to working with the CATIE Center, he interprets in the community when he can, provides mentoring services, and serves on the executive board of the Duluth Branch of the NAACP. He received his MA in Interpreting Studies and Communication Equity in 2019 from St. Catherine University with a project focused on understanding best practices for teaching interpreters about power, privilege and oppression.
Doug lives in Duluth, MN with his partner, Holly. His best thinking often happens while he is on a bicycle, and so is grateful for any chance to be out on the roads and trails on two wheels.
Holly Nelson is an instructional designer for the CATIE Center in addition to her role as an associate professor in the Educational Interpreting Program at the University of Arizona. Holly’s experience spans 25 years and includes ASL/English interpreting, teaching, mentoring, program development, and assessment. She has worked and taught in academic, community, government, and corporate settings. Holly has specialized in decision making/ethics, program review/development, experiential learning/mock interpreting, and test preparation. She has developed programs that focus on heritage learners of ASL, Deaf interpreters, internships in VRS settings, and the graduation to certification gap. She is also passionate about deliberate/reflective practice and expressing her creativity in her work. She maintains National Interpreter Certification at the master level, Utah Professional Certification, and EIPA. She has many creative interests, enjoys traveling, and spending time with her family. She lives with her wife in Tucson, Arizona.
Jenny graduated from Gallaudet University with a BA degree in interpretation. Since 2017, she has worked as a program specialist for the CATIE Center at St. Catherine University supporting novice interpreters as they enter the field. Jenny enjoys playing in volleyball leagues and spending time with her 7 cats.