BIO Michon Elizabeth Shaw is a full-time Interpreter Educator at the University of South Florida, her alma mater. Shaw earned her Master of Science from the University of North Florida (UNF), in ASL/English Interpreting, with a concentration in Interpreting Pedagogy. She was certified as an ASL/English Interpreter in 2010 by the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) and has worked in a variety of interpreting settings. She served as the 2015-2017 Vice-Chair of RID's Interpreters & Tranliterators of Color (ITOC). She is co-owner of Shaws Unlimited Group, LLC. Michon has a strong passion to witness a significant increase in the number of interpreters of color.
BIO EXTENDED Mrs. Michon Shaw, an alumna of the University of South Florida's Interpreter Training Program, is a proud Florida native. Nationally Certified as a Sign Language Interpreter in 2010, Michon has interpreted in a variety of settings including Educational, Mental Health, Religious, and Video Relay, to name a few.
She served the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) as the 2015-2017 Vice Chair for the Interpreters and Translators of Color (ITOC) Member Section. Michon continued her professional development and earned a Master of Science in ASL/English Interpreting, with a concentration in Interpreter Pedagogy, from the University of North Florida (UNF) in 2015.
Mrs. Shaw is employed by the University of South Florida (USF). For three (3) years 2015-2018, she was the coordinator of the university's interpreting agency, Hands On USF. During this time, she found great fulfillment in the opportunity to serve in the role of Mentor/Instructor to student interns enrolled in USF's Interpreter Training Program (ITP). In 2018, she accepted a position as full time instructor in the Interpreter Training Program.
Michon enjoys traveling as a workshop presenter and offering webinars. She is an active participant in the movement to increase the number of interpreters of color within the interpreting profession. Michon and her husband, A. D. are the owners of Shaws Unlimited Group, LLC, and the parents of three, energetic, smart, entertaining and independent girls!