Marti Edelman Kellner is the Business Operations Coordinator for ASL Diagnostic and Evaluation Services (ASL-DES) at Gallaudet University. Ms. Kellner has been employed at Gallaudet University since 1994. She is also a nationally certified freelance interpreter in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Ms. Kellner spent her formative years in St. Louis, Missouri. She attended Southeast Missouri State University (SEMO) and Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton where she completed training in Paralegal Studies. While working at a prestigious West Palm Beach law firm, Ms. Kellner began taking evening ASL classes at a local community college and developed a fascination with the language. She later completed an interpreter training program at Bishop State Community College in Mobile, Alabama. After relocating to Washington, D.C., Ms. Kellner completed her Bachelor's degree at the University of Maryland University College (UMUC) and is currently exploring Master's programs.