Loriel Dutton hails from Los Angeles, California and joined Gallaudet Interpreting Service in 2011 as a staff interpreter/mentorship coordinator. She holds national certification (NIC) and has been interpreting professionally since 2005. She graduated with a Masters of Education in Interpreting Pedagogy from Northeastern University and a baccalaureate degree in Deaf Studies from California State University, Northridge (CSUN). She is currently pursuing her doctoral degree in Interpreting Studies from Gallaudet University. Areas of expertise in interpreting include mentoring interpreters, diagnostic assessment, and interpreting in science, research, and educational contexts.