Academics for Black Survival and Wellness

Academics for Black Survival and Wellness aims to make all of our content accessible. Below, meet the amazing ASL interpreters who helped make this initiative a success.

Chiquita Lewis, M.A. (She/her)

Sign Language Interpreter 

Chiquia Lewis is a sign language Interpreter in the South Florida area. She has provided services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals for more than 15 years in various settings such as K12 and collegiate education, medical, legal, corporate, community, and video relay. With a background in education and a masters degree in Communications, Chiquia feels that her experience in the classrooms coupled with her passion for connecting people has been the perfect combination to share knowledge and love through service. Her motto is #BeIntentional.

Kaylee Teixeira

Elaine Lenon

Vladimir Janvier


Rodney LeBon, NIC

Nationally Certified ASL/English Interpreter

Rodney LeBon is a Haitian-American ASL/English Interpreter currently based in Washington, DC but travels frequently across the US for work and more recently onto your computer screens due to COVID-19. Rodney has a passion communication access for the Deaf/Hard of Hearing communities specifically in spaces related to social justice, cultural representation, and music/performing arts. He is actively involved in boards related to the ASL interpreting field promoting the increase of BIPOC ASL interpreters all over the country. 

Jenese Portee

Dionne Hart

Carllee James

Elijah Ayers

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