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Marla Berkowitz: Hope Through ASL


Marla Berkowitz is an American Sign Language (“ASL”) instructor at The Ohio State University and Ohio’s only Certified Deaf Interpreter.  Focusing on accessibility and service to others, she strives to bring hearing and deaf individuals together by teaching in the classroom and by her work within the community.  Marla’s work as a freelance interpreter gained visibility during the Coronavirus Pandemic of 2020 when her unique and highly expressive ASL interpretation was featured as part of Ohio Governor Mike DeWine’s regularly televised press conferences centering on the dissemination of critical public health information.