Katie McCarthy, MBA, CPACC, is an affiliated faculty with Emerson College. Born Deaf and a native ASL user, Katie has taught American Sign Language and Deaf Culture courses at various colleges the past fourteen years, including Emerson College, Simmons University, and Framingham State University. She enjoys encouraging ASL students of all levels, helping them gain more knowledge and immersion of the language and culture. Katie graduated from the Road to Deaf Interpreting program in 2017 and is currently studying to be a Certified Deaf Interpreter. She has a Masters' in Business Administration and is a Certified Professional in Accessibility Core Competencies (CPACC). Katie is employed full-time since 2014 with Boston Children’s Hospital as the Coordinator of Outreach and Support Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program. Katie is a Southern Californian at heart but calls Massachusetts home. She enjoys reading, history, traveling, cooking and spending time with her family.