NZSL Interpreter of the Year 2015!

Lynx completed the new BA in NZSL-English Interpreting in 2013 at Auckland University of Technology (AUT), after originally graduating with a Diploma in Sign Language Interpreting in 2002. Since 2002 she has been interpreting mainly in community settings, with a particular interest in the field of mental health. This interest led to a wealth of experience in mental health settings over the last twelve years and this continues to be a major part of her interpreting work. During much of that time she was supported and mentored by Advanced Interpreter Management Services (AIMS). Lynx is also interested in developing more capacity in legal interpreting in NZ. In 2008 she gained a Certificate in Advanced Interpreting (Legal) from AUT, which consolidated and extended some previous study at the University of Auckland School of Law during the 1990s.

Lynx has pursued further training in Professional Supervision since 2011, recognising the need for interpreters to have access to this kind of support. After three years of part-time study at the University of Auckland she completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Professional Supervision, gaining awards for the highest marks in her cohort and graduating with Distinction in 2020. She is committed to the ongoing development of the sign language interpreting profession, and sees supervision as an effective way to facilitate in-depth, regular reflection on practice.

Lynx has presented at both national and international conferences, and has previously served on the committee of the Sign Language Interpreter Association of New Zealand (SLIANZ). She is also an associate member of the Westcoast Association of Visual Language Interpreters (WAVLI), British Columbia, Canada.