Lauren Lewis graduated from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania in 2008 with a BS in American Sign Language/English Interpreting, followed by a Masters of Education in Counseling and Student Affairs in 2010. One year later, Lauren became nationally certified by the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf and moved to Rochester, New York to experience the rich Deaf culture and wide array of interpreting opportunities available through Interpretek. Several years later, a unique opportunity arose in her home state of Pennsylvania and Lauren became the Regional Director of a brand new Interpretek office in Bloomsburg, PA.
For the past six years, Lauren has cultivated a great team while improving access to high quality interpreting services throughout the state. The growth and success of the office is a result of Lauren’s commitment to fostering relationships with the up-and-coming students from Bloomsburg University’s Interpreter Training Program and providing them with mentorship opportunities during their senior year. Many of the interns have grown to become staff interpreters and valued colleagues of Interpretek. Lauren’s goal is to continue expanding the number of qualified and professional interpreters in northeastern and central Pennsylvania in order to meet the needs of the diverse Deaf community.
In addition to her role with Interpretek, Lauren also serves as the Secretary of the Clifton R. Lewis Good Life Foundation. This 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization strives to improve the lives of individuals with muscular dystrophy by providing accessible equipment to families and funding research for a cure.