Region 2 Notable Interpreters and Emerging Practitioners (Part 1 of 2)

Jasmine Lowe, NIC

Jasmine Lowe is a community interpreter for the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) in Georgia. She graduated from Valdosta State University in 2011 with a bachelor degree in American Sign Language Interpreting. She has her NIC as well as her Qualified Mental Health Interpreting (QMHI) credential. She has worked in a variety of settings such as K-12, behavioral health, political, VRS, and post-secondary. Jasmine is currently serving as the Vice President for NAOBI-ATL. She enjoys mentoring as well as being able to work and attend workshops with her mom and sister. Jasmine enjoys being a mom to her eight year old son, spending time with family and friends, and working out.

LaShawnda Lowe, MS, NIC, QMHI

LaShawnda Lowe, MS, NIC, QMHI, is a freelance interpreter in Alabama. Her interpreting experience includes mental health, K-12, post-secondary, medical, and VRS. LaShawnda received a bachelor’s degree in American Sign Language/Interpreting from Valdosta State University and a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Walden University. She completed her clinical internship with the Alabama Department of Mental Health Office of Deaf Services. She is currently involved in Project CLIMB (Cultivating Legal Interpreters from Minority Backgrounds). LaShawnda has an interest in presenting and looks forward to exploring those opportunities. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with family and friends as well as traveling.

Earnestine Lowe, CI and CT, NIC

Earnestine (LaVerne) Lowe has been interpreting professionally since 2001 and runs her own business as a freelance interpreter in Georgia. She has received several awards for her work in the deaf community. She was blessed with CI/CT and NIC in 2008. As a freelance interpreter, LaVerne discovered how one setting can quickly bleed over into legal or mental health.  She set her focus on obtaining her mental health certification which she obtained February 2018. To date, she is participating as a student in Project CLIMB (Cultivating Legal Interpreters from Minority Backgrounds) through University of Northern Colorado. Another aspect LaVerne loves about interpreting is the awesome opportunity to attend workshops and team together with her daughters LaShawnda and Jasmine Lowe. She loves being with family, working out, honing her skills, and taking time away with her hubby.