Christa Allen was born in Southern California and grew up in the Central Valley. In 1988, Christa gave birth to her son Jacob, who was diagnosed as deaf at eight months old. She committed herself to learn American Sign Language so that she could communicate fluently with her son. Christa overcame many obstacles to learn ASL, but she persevered. Between working full time and raising a child as a single mom, Christa fit in classes at College of the Sequoias. Her determination and resilience in facing her struggles contributed to her passion for supporting the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community. While raising her son in Visalia, CA, Christa became familiar with Fox Interpreting Inc. as they began to use interpreters in different settings. Since then, she has been very involved in the Deaf Community and continues to give back in every way possible.
Although Christa was fluent in ASL from when her son was young, she didn’t become an interpreter until she joined the Fox team in 2007. Her motivation for growing Fox Interpreting Inc. stems from the relief and thankfulness she felt when she first realized that the small town of Visalia offered services for her son. We are happy to have Christa as our Dispatch Manager; She is the first point of contact that many people have with Fox Interpreting Inc. Her passion for supporting her son’s culture and for empowering the community shines through to all members of the public, both Deaf and hearing alike.