Dr. Roy began interpreting in Austin, TX, in the early 70's, was certified in 1975, and began writing curriculum for teaching interpreters in 1979. Her dissertation, and subsequent book Interpreting as a Discourse Process
, is a seminal study on the interactive nature of interpreting, focusing specifically on turns. Dr. Roy is engaged in research on interpreting interaction in a variety of settings and she is the editor of the Interpreter Education
series. She is also the director of the Gallaudet University Regional Interpreter Education Center.