Holly Nelson is an associate professor of practice and teaches in the Deaf Studies and Educational Interpreting Program. Nelson's experience spans 25 years and includes ASL/English interpreting, teaching, mentoring, program development, and assessment. She has worked and taught in academic, community, government, and corporate settings. Her recent research focus was on differentiated instruction for Deaf-parented interpreting students. Nelson has specialized in decision making/ethics, program review/development, experiential learning/mock interpreting, and test preparation. She has developed programs that focus on heritage learners of ASL, Deaf interpreters, and internships in VRS settings. She is also passionate about deliberate/reflective practice and expressing her creativity in her work. She also maintains National Interpreter Certification with the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf at the master level. She has an adult daughter that works as a traveling ER nurse (currently living and working in Maine). She recently relocated to Tucson from Salt Lake City, Utah with her partner, who is also an academic in the field of ASL/English interpreting. Together they enjoy traveling, road biking, and exploring their new city.