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Our Staff

- American Sign Language Program -

Cayle O'Brien

Staff Interpreter / Administrative Assistant

c.obrien@northeastern.edu / ext: 5275 (V) - 857.366.4199 (VP)

Cayle O’Brien is happy to be joining the American Sign Language Program as the Staff Interpreter / Administrative Assistant. She is an alumna of Northeastern’s ASL-English Interpreting Program. Cayle currently serves on the leadership team of Novin: Boston, an organization focused on the novice interpreter experience.

Tom Lauterborn

Program Assistant

Tom Lauterborn, MS, NIC, is currently the Program Assistant for Northeastern's American Sign Language Program. He graduated from Northeastern University in 2013 earning a Bachelor of Science in American Sign Language/English Interpreting. He continued on to earn a Master of Science in Leadership and Nonprofit Management from Northeastern in 2018. While in graduate school, Tom worked as the Staff Interpreter / Administrative Assistant at Northeastern for 5 years and has most recently started working as a full-time, freelance interpreter in the Boston area. He also serves on the leadership team of Novin: Boston, an organization focused on the novice interpreter experience. Additionally, Tom currently serves as the part of the Volunteer Coordinator team for the StreetLeverage-Live conferences. When not freelancing or working at the ASL Program at Northeastern, Tom enjoys attending Deaf events and continuing to be an active part of the Deaf community.

- Center for Atypical Language Interpreting (CALI) -

Diana Doucette


d.doucette@neu.edu / ext: 2463 (V) - 857.366.4206 (VP)

Diana Doucette, M.Ed., CI, CT, brings over 20 years’ experience managing RSA Interpreter Training Program grant projects, serving the past six years as Center Director and Principal Investigator of the Regional Interpreter Education Center at Northeastern University (NURIEC). Diana was instrumental in many of the accomplishments of the National Consortium of Interpreter Education Centers (NCIEC), most notably development of the Interpreting in Spanish-Influenced Settings Curriculum Guide and the Deaf Interpreter Curriculum, and in creating and promoting the “Discover Interpreting” recruitment initiative designed to bring more men and women from diverse backgrounds into interpreting as a career. She has been a nationally certified interpreter for over 15 years, and holds a Master’s degree in Adult and Organizational Learning.

Erica Kramer

Project Coordinator

e.kramer@northeastern.edu / ext: 8262 (V) - 857.366.4197 (VP)