Kayla Katayama grew up on a citrus ranch east of Orosi, CA. She was first introduced to American Sign Language when her sister, Beth, received speech therapy services. Beth has special needs, and ASL was one of the methods that helped her communicate. After being home-schooled through high school, Kayla attended College of the Sequoias in Visalia, where she focused her studies on American Sign Language.
After interpreting at COS for a few years, Kayla had the opportunity to work on a freelance basis and serve as a staff interpreter for a school district for a couple of years. Since her first experience with sign language at an early age, Kayla has never stopped learning. She has always been eager to gain knowledge and give back to the Deaf Community while improving her skills to become the best interpreter she can be. When Kayla met Fox Interpreting Inc.’s leaders, Kayla became clear that her goals, motivation, and passions matched what the company had to offer. The Fox team wholeheartedly agreed that Kayla’s particular combination of abilities, interests, and talents was just what the company needed. Fox welcomed her as their Training Manager, and she has since been promoted to Operations Manager.