Amy A. Free is a unique blend of biologist, sign language interpreter, and writer. She has a Master of Science degree in the fascinating and multidisciplinary field of Anthrozoology. Her Bachelor of Science degree is from the University of Wisconsin with a double-major of Zoology and Conservation Biology, and a certificate in Environmental Studies.
Amy has both personal and professional passion for learning about signed, spoken, and written languages. At various points in her life, Amy has studied French, Spanish, Italian, and Mandarin, but is only qualified to interpret between English and ASL. She completed the Interpreter Training Program at UW-Milwaukee in 2001 between her science degrees.
Through her writing, editing and volunteer work with non-profit and scholarly organizations, Amy keeps the spirit of being a sometimes-zoologist while being a full-time interpreter. She has a hard time saying “no” to a project that combines her interests!
Amy is licensed by the State of Wisconsin and certified by the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, and is a certified House Rabbit Educator.