Potomac Chapter

of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf



Meet the board

Traci Ison

Traci Ison began working in the DMV in 2010 and finally settled in MD in 2014. Her insight from having lived and worked in various Deaf communities around the country, is an asset to the PCRID board. Traci's goal for her term is to create positive change in the local Deaf, Interpreting, and Stakeholder communities through fostering meaningful collaboration. 


Antonio Burkett

Originally from Pine Bluff, Arkansas, Antonio moved to the DC metro area-- years ago.  After working for the government for nearly thirteen years, he resigned this past February 2019 to fully commit to his interpreting career, and is currently a freelance and VRS interpreter. In his spare time, Antonio enjoys-----. In addition to his leadership on the PCRID Board of Directors, Antonio manages social media for the DC Chapter of the National Association Of Black Interpreters (NAOBI-DC).

Samantha Schein

A native Pennsylvanian, Samantha has lived in the DC area for the past ten years. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from The Pennsylvania State University, and Master of Arts in Interpreting from Gallaudet University. She has been working full time in the interpreting community since 2014. In her free time, she enjoys training for outdoor obstacle races, crossword puzzles, and following Philadelphia sports teams. 


Paris McTizic

As a proud Afro-Latino, Paris’ roots stem from the vibrant and sunny South Florida. In 2015, he sought to further his education and dive deeper into one of the nation’s largest Deaf communities right here in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. While studying to complete a Bachelor’s degree in Interpretation from Gallaudet University (2017), he has been involved in several Deaf and interpreting organizations as well as serving on the Board of Directors for the National Alliance of Black Interpreters, D.C. chapter. 

Jesse Candelaria

Jesse graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Deaf Studies from the University of Arizona in 2004. Although he is originally from Arizona, he spent five years in Florida working prior to moving to the DC metro area in January of 2013. He graduated from Gallaudet University with a Master of Arts in Interpretation in 2016. Jesse predominantly works in medical, government and post secondary settings. He currently interprets in the DC Metro area and in his free time enjoys hitting the gym, cooking, and hiking. 


Keisha Osborne

Keisha is a nationally certified freelance interpreter in the DMV but very much a Kentucky girl at heart.  She received her Bachelors of Science in ASL-English interpreting from Eastern Kentucky University in 2012. Keisha also graduated from Gallaudet University with a Master of Arts in Interpretation and a Master of Arts in Linguistics. She is currently pursuing a PhD in the Linguistics Department at Gallaudet University. 


Nicole Morgan

Nicole Morgan graduated from Gallaudet University in May 2018, with a Master of Arts in ASL Linguistics. Her desire is to merge her expertise in linguistics with what she knows (and continues to learn) about the field of interpreting to foster better relationships between the Deaf and Interpreting communities. 

As treasurer for the 2019-20 Board of PCRID, her goals are to be a good steward over its finances, and to create initiatives that increase PCRID’s mission to be a part of changing and diversifying the face of the Interpreting community by further expanding its outreach with and between the Deaf and Interpreting organizations whom share our region.


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