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Part-time Lecturer

College of Social Sciences and Humanities

Jackie Emmart, MS, NIC-A, CF-L1, has been fortunate to learn from and work among some of the most talented American Sign Language interpreters the field has to offer, and believes in paying it forward. As such, at times during the last 15 years she has served as Massachusetts RID Secretary, National RID Interim Region I Representative, as a mentor for student and novice interpreters, as a co-facilitator of the annual Northeastern University (NU) Interpreting Symposium, and as an adjunct lecturer at Northeastern University. She was a staff interpreter at Boston Children’s Hospital from 2008-2015 and has since enjoyed returning to interpreting in private practice, contracting in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. Though her interpreting expertise can be found in integrative health, fitness, health care, and leadership, she has also practiced in other settings both locally and nationally, including professional business, community and higher education, performing arts, video relay, and emergency press conferences. In addition to being an interpreter, Jackie is a member of the Revere CrossFit coaching staff in Revere, MA and co-founder of High Five Health, a pop-up healthcare access advocacy program for Deaf and Hard of Hearing youth. When not interpreting, coaching, or dreaming up her next project, she is guaranteed to be found with her nose buried in an integrative medicine book about brain health, exploring the many ways in which we bring ourselves closer to or farther from achieving optimal wellness.