Wenifred (Wendy) Watson
Wendy Watson is a practitioner, interpreter educator and mentorship advocate. A practicing interpreter for over 25 years, she holds a bachelor’s degree in American Sign Language-English Interpreting from Northeastern University, as well as a Master Mentor Graduate Certificate also from Northeastern. As Director of the Southeast Mentorship Project, Wendy co-created the Peer Mentoring Model with Laurie R. Shaffer and has led numerous workshops on the topic of peer mentorship. The Peer Mentoring Program has run in a wide variety of settings and locations including Arizona, New York (upstate and metro), at Deaf schools and in K-12 settings. The PMP was also run as the first tri-lingual community mentoring program in Puerto Rico. Wendy was a lecturer in the ASL Interpreting program at Northeastern University for more than 10 years. In addition to her work in the field of ASL-English Interpretation, Wendy is an accomplished actor in musical theatre.