Jackie Emmart has been fortunate to learn from and work among some of the most talented interpreters the field has to offer, and believes in paying it forward. As such, at times during the last ten years she has served as Massachusetts RID Secretary, National RID Interim Region I Representative, Northeastern University (NU) IEP instructor, student and novice interpreter mentor, and co-facilitator of the annual NU Interpreting Symposium. She was a staff interpreter at Boston Children’s Hospital from 2008-2015 and is recently back to interpreting full-time in private practice, contracting in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. She is the honored recipient of the 2015 Thomas H. Gallaudet Service Award from the Massachusetts State Association of the Deaf. Above all else, Jackie believes that keeping ourselves accountable to the Deaf community, to our interpretations, and to one another will push us to bring our best selves to each assignment, be it at a week-long symposium with simulated interpreting situations, or in our daily lives where there is great potential for long-lasting impact.